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THIS MONTH’S Lot 01 NSW: SG 11, One Penny Sydney View (with clouds) on hard greyish paper. Sheet position 17. Fine used. $325 Lot 02 NSW: SG 43 3d Sydney View, Bright Green. Unused, small faults. Two small repaired tears around ‘OS’ of POSTAGE. CEREMUGA Certificate. Cat £4,750 $1,750 Lot 03 NSW: SG 74 6d Yellow Brown on bluish paper. A very fine 4 margin stamp. 2 margins show design of adjoining stamps. $475 Lot 04 NSW: SG 88 1855-1860 5d Dull Green Diadem. Unused, without gum with 4 large margins. Genuine in all respects. CEREMUGA Certificate. $2,750 Lot 05 NSW: SG 165b 6d Purple, perf 13 Wmk error “12” variety. Fine mint. $475 Lot 06 NSW: SG 179 5/- ‘coin’ issue, perf 12x12. Very fine mint unhinged. $350 Lot 07 NSW: SG 181 5/- ‘coin’ issue, perf 11x11 in very fine mint unhinged. $350 Lot 08 NSW: SG 264 cb 20/- Carrington, perf 12x11. Fine mint hinged. $295 Lot 09 NSW: SG 029 5d Green RED ‘OS’, perf 10. Cancelled-to-order. $750 Lot 10 NSW: SG 049b 5/- Mauve ‘OS’ overprint. A fresh mint lightly hinged stamp. $425

Lot 15 QLD: SG 15 1861 Rough perf, 2d Blue, unused. $175 Lot 16 QLD: SG 16 1861 Rough perf, 3d Brown. Very fine mint, part original gum. $95 Lot 17 QLD: SG 20 1861 Rough perf 14-16, REGISTERED (6d) Yellow-Orange. Very fine mint hinged. $175 Lot 18 South Australia: SG 1 1d Dark Green Horizontal pair with large margins on two sides. $1,350 Lot 19 South Australia: SG 2 1855 2d Rose Carmine. An exceptionally fine unused (UV light tested) example. $750 Lot 20 South Australia: SG 3 6d Blue. A stunning fine used four margin example. $375 Lot 21 South Australia: SG 12/ASC 4 1858 1/- Orange, fine used 3 margin examples. $375 each Lot 22 Tasmania: SG 3 1d Pale Blue on thin hard white paper. An exceptional fine used stamp with large margins intact. $1,250 Lot 23 Tasmania: SG 28 1865 1d Dull Vermillion. Fine mint, part gum. $175

Lot 24 Tasmania: SG 41 1858 1/- Vermillion. Mint with part original gum, 3 large margins. Very attractive. $750 Lot 25 Tasmania: SG 119 2d Yellow/Green. Serrated perf, about 19. Cancelled HOBART. Slightly cut in at left. RARE, Ceremuga Certificate.$1,200

Lot 11 NSW: SG 041 1888-1889 4d Captain Cook ‘OS’ positional block of 18 illustrating CP monogram plus other inscriptions in lower margin. Fine & predominantly mint unhinged. $575 Lot 12 NSW: SG D1s/D10s Postage Due set (10), SPECIMEN overprint, fresh mint unhinged. Exceptionally scarce in this condition. $575

Lot 26 Tasmania: SG 130 1870 4d Blue. The scarce 1st printing of the 4d, all subsequent printings were yellow/buff/orange shades. Typical perforations for this stamp. Fine used. $525 Lot 27 Victoria: SG 4a 3d Blue. Outstanding used example. $550

Lot 13 QLD: SG 1 1d Carmine Rose. Very fine used, with generous margins. $450

Lot 28 Victoria: SG 90b 1861 3d Blue “Beaded oval”. Mint hinged with original gum. Natural discolouration due to age, typical of this issue. $250

Lot 14 QLD: SG 14 1861 Rough perf, 1d Carmine Rose. Fine mint hinged. $125

Lot 29 Victoria: SG 257/ASC F16a 1/- Blue on Yellow STAMP DUTY. Fine mint hinged (UV tested). $395

Lot 30 Victoria: 1884-1900 £25, £50, £100 Stamp Duty Series Specimen Opt, set (3) in mint original gum condition, £25 some hinge thinning. $2,750 Lot 31 Victoria: SG 353/354 1897 Charity set (2) in very fine mint lightly hinged condition. $225 Lot 32 Victoria: ASC D11-D20. A simplified set of 10. Very fine used (MELBOURNE presentation cancellations). $350 Lot 33 Western Australia: SG 3 Superb unused 4 margins. $425 Lot 34 Western Australia: SG 3 4d Pale Blue Swan, fine used, 3 margins. $275 Lot 35 Western Australia: SG 3 4d Pale Blue. Variety: pre-printing paper fold at left. $550 Lot 36 Western Australia: SG 4c 1/- Pale Brown. A very fine unused example. $750 Lot 37 Western Australia: SG 25 2d Orange. A choice of 3. Fine unused. $125 each Lot 38 Western Australia: SG 25 2d Orange Vermilion with BEAKLESS SWAN variety caused by weak transfer. As a result a substantial area in front of swan is void. SPECTACULAR $350 Lot 39 Western Australia: SG 46 1/- Deep Green, very rough perf 14-16. Fine used. $475 Lot 40 Western Australia: SG 46 1/- Green, very rough perfs, with Variety: DOUBLE ROW OF PERFORATIONS at top of stamp. A scarce variety, fine used. $850 Lot 41 Western Australia: SG 61 1/- Bright Green. Mint lightly hinged. $125 Lot 42 Western Australia: SG 128 £1 FORGERY. Printed on Crown/double lined A paper. Without faults. $375 Lot 43 Western Australia: SG 128a £1 Orange. An exceptional stamp. Fine used. $495 Lot 44 Western Australia: SG 151b 1d Rose Pink, perf 11 with Wmk UPRIGHT. Pristine mint unhinged. $125 Lot 45 Western Australia: 5/- Internal Revenue, Wmk Crown ‘CA over A’, perf 14. Fine mint hinged & infrequently offered. $1,250 Lot 46 Western Australia: 1881 £1 Internal Revenue issue, fine mint hinged, overprinted SPECIMEN (type WA1) in red. $1,750

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STAMP OFFERS Lot 47 Western Australia: 1896 “Goldfields” Camel set of 3, mint hinged. Superior quality to that usually offered. $1,250 KANGAROOS:

Lot 48 Kangaroo: PLATE PROOF BW 2PP(1) A, 1d RED on thick buff manila paper. Die 1. Unit at left has a “surface split”, not unusual with this issue. $475 Lot 49 Kangaroo: 1913 4d Orange/Yellow REGISTATION ENVELOPE. Type R1 with “boxed REGISTERED”. Presentation canceller “Melbourne AP24, 13”. Extremely fine. $275

Lot 59 Kangaroo: BW 28z Small Multiple Wmk 9d Violet, Ash Imprint block of 4 in fine condition. Upper pair of stamps very lightly mounted. Others mint unhinged. $525 Lot 60 Kangaroo: BW 34z Small Multiple Wmk 1/- Green. Ash (N over N) imprint block of 4. 2 mint unhinged/2 mint lightly hinged. Exceptionally well centred. $725

Lot 61 Kangaroo: SG 112S Small Multiple Wmk, 10/- Grey/Pink SPECIMEN, Type C with ‘SHAVED P’ VARIATION. Choice mint unhinged. $1,250 Lot 62 Kangaroo: Small Multiple Wmk £2 Type D SPECIMEN.Superb mint unhinged. $950

Lot 50 Kangaroo: BW 1i, in coil pair. Upper stamp has “defective ST” variety. Very fresh with upper stamp lightly hinged. $125

KGV: Lot 63 KGV: BW 110Fz 4d Buff Orange JBC (plate 2) Monogram pair. Very fine & fresh mint unhinged. $1,750 Lot 64 KGV: BW 111(1)g,h,i Lot 51 Kangaroo: BW 17e/SG 9a 1st Wmk Single Wmk 4d Violet 6d Blue with variety “Retouched E”. A very positional block of neat used example with cancellation clear 12 showing partial HARRISON imprint. Noted varieties: 56, of variety. $1,325 ‘Lower left frame worn 57, Roo’s tongue out 58, Splintered NW corner A couple of hinge touches along the top row Lot 52 Kangaroo: BW 17g 1st Wmk 6d Blue of stamps, otherwise all others are superbly fresh mint showing ‘Defective second E of PENCE’ variety. A fine commercially used example, oval unhinged. A lovely block $875 ‘parcel office’ cancellation. $1,100 Lot 65 KGV: BW 112Ac Single Wmk 4d Ultramarine Dryish INK variety. OutstandLot 53 Kangaroo: BW 24f 1st Wmk 9d ing shade. Mint unhinged. $225 each Violet in very fine mint lightly hinged condition showing variety: “Break in right Lot 66 KGV: SG 50/BW 74Ava 1918 1d frame opposite Cape of York”. $195 Carmine Rose. Large Multiple Wmk. Variety: ‘Run N’. Mint unhinged with bottom selvedge. Lot 54 Kangaroo: SG 15 1st Wmk £1 Brown/ $150 Blue. A fresh, genuine mint unhinged stamp, centred a little to left. Nice perforations. $7,750 AUSTRALIA GENERAL:

Lot 55 Kangaroo: SG 36 3rd Wmk 2½d Deep Blue in pristine mint unhinged condition. $95 Lot 56 Kangaroo: SG 40/BW 32E 3rd Wmk, 1/- SEA GREEN (DRY INKING) A very attractive mint lightly hinged example of this scarce shade. $475 Lot 57 Kangaroo: SG 75S 3rd Wmk £1 Grey SPECIMEN Type C1a ‘hooked C’ variant. Mint unhinged & fresh. $450 Lot 58 Kangaroo: SG 75S 3rd Wmk £1 Grey SPECIMEN, Type D. Very often poorly centred, this is an exceptional example. Superb mint unhinged. $475

Lot 67 Australia: SG 115 3d Airmail ‘Type A’ Plate 2, corner block of 4. Mint unhinged. $125

Lot 71 Australia: SG 168a KGVI 3d Die 1, WHITE WATTLES. A striking mint unhinged example showing considerable ink stripping. $275

Lot 72 Australia: SG 174 1937 1/Lyre affixed to PARCELS POST receipt. $125 Lot 73 Australia: SG 228b ½d Roo, no Wmk, Block of 4. Upper right stamp shows “foggy hills” variety. Mint unhinged. $75 Lot 74 Australia: SG 228ca KGVI ½d Orange NO WMK coil perf block of 10. Upper right stamp shows ‘O to EAR’ variety. Mint unhinged. $110 Lot 75 Australia: SG 234 1950 2½d Red KGVI, mint unhinged partial Imperf Blk (9) due to paper fold. $675 Lot 76 Australia: BW 460b 40c Tasman illustrating pronounced misplacement of perforations. Mint unhinged. $175 Lot 77 Australia: 1966 75c Navigator. Lower right corner block of 4, mint unhinged, showing two extra rows of perforations at right. $125

Lot 78 Australia: 1966 $1 FLINDERS. A vertical strip of 8 showing progressive offsetting on reverse. Affects all 8 stamps. Very fine mint unhinged. $475 Lot 79 Australia: SG 573a 1974 7c Golf issue, BLACK omitted. A stunning printing error, in excellent mint unhinged condition. Shown alongside regular issue. $2,750

Lot 68 Australia: 1932 Sydney Harbour Bridge set of 3 on illustrated FDC cancelled at SE Pylon on opening day of bridge.Unobtrusively sealed tear at lower left. $1,250 Lot 69 Australia: BW 169ea 1936 Lot 80 Australia: AUSTRALIA ‘99 MS perforated upside 2d Cable positional block of 4, down. Mint unhinged. $99 showing “retouched flaw to left of Port Stanley” R40. Mint unhinged $40 Lot 70 Australia: BW 169f 1936 2d Cable. A positional block of 4 showing L37: weak entry to top right corner. Mint unhinged, pristine. $40

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Dear Editor Here is yet more proof how philately widens one’s horizons and how reading stamp magazines contributes to this pleasure. While spending February in Andalusia, my wife and I wanted to learn more about the Duke of Medina Sidonia, the ill-fated commander of the Spanish Armada. (Last autumn, we had been to several sites on the west

coast of Ireland where Armada wrecks had been discovered.) While looking in vain for a monument to the duke in the charming town of Medina Sidonia, we came upon a bronze bust with a hard-toread inscription. A kind bystander explained to us that it represented the “inventor of the postcard.” My wife took a photograph of the bust as a reference

because, knowing the Austrian version of the history of the postcard (and its invention by Dr. Emanuel Herrmann), we looked forward to learning more about the Spanish version. Last night, returning to our home in France and emptying the full mailbox, we found and immediately opened your February issue, which had been sent to us by our good friend Peter Pollany of Elwood, Vic. Immediately we had more interesting information on “Dr. Thebussem” than we ever dreamt of finding on Google!

Thank you! Heinz Patzak Feucherolles, France P.S. The photo of the monument was taken by my wife, Roswitha Patzak. Dear Editor Have I created philatelic history? As you know the ‘eLetter Solutions’ division of Australia Post provides a Personalised Stamp service at selected special events. This involves taking customer’s photos and printing them

Letters to the Editor may be submitted by email to: kevinmorgan2@live.com; or to PO Box 1290, Upwey, VIC., 3158 6 - Stamp News


on the tabs of Special Event Sheets (SES). These sheets are gummed and contain a block of 10 “generic base stock” stamps with ‘personalised’ tabs on the right. Yesterday (19th January 2011) at the Australian Tennis Open I visited the Australia Post shop and asked if they would print an image on the tab rather than my photo. The photographer said, “I can’t see why not.” So I selected a postcard off the shelf and handed it to him. He said they would give it a go when they were not so busy and asked me to call back later. I went and watched Henin, Roddick and Williams win their matches in Rod Laver Arena and returned 7 hours later. They had succeeded. Two sheets were on display and six in a folder marked with my name. I asked how they did it and they said they put a box on a chair in front of the camera and attached the postcard on the front with ‘Blu-Tack’! While I was paying for 6 sheets, a person

was served next to me and asked for 2 sheets with the “Melbourne image”. When I went to collect my sheets the photographer said he had just given 2 sheets to someone else and is printing two replacement sheets for me. So I know there are at least 10 sheets in existence. (The 2 display sheets were stuck onto a cardboard backing and attached to the wall with ‘BluTack’.) I have never heard or seen an SES without a customer’s photo before. I believe this is the first SES with an image instead of a photo on the tab. See attached pictures. (Note that

customer’s images – and photos – on the tab have always been available on the sheets of 20 semi-imperforate self-adhesive stamps available from Australia Post’s Personalised Stamps website.) I have a list of all Australian Personalised Stamps (P-stamps) on my website. (http://www.asv.net.

au/information/Pstamp%20list.pdf) As you know P-stamps were invented by Australia Post and were first available at the ‘Australia ’99 Stamp Expo’ in Melbourne on 19th March 1999. These sheets had 10 x 45c Polly Woodside (Sailing Ships) stamps with a customer’s photo tab on the left. Stamp News - 7


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The next Special Event Sheet issued after the Expo was at the ‘International Guide Jamboree 2000’ held on 2nd January 2000 at Dakabin in Queensland. It had 10 x 45c Fireworks with hologram (Celebrate 2000) stamps with tabs on the right. Regards, David Mallen Update 2 March 2011 I have had my special Australian Tennis Open SES reprinted! I asked 8 - Stamp News

Fuji at Australia Post’s eLetter Solutions Department in Essendon if they could find the original tab image of the Melbourne postcard and print some more SES’s for me. This was done on their printer, not the same one that is used with the Mobile P-stamp Facility at events. The

sheets were printed on 24th February – well after the event finished. I believe this is the first time SESs have been printed once the event has finished. You will see from the attached images that the reprinted sheet, stamps and tabs are quite different from the ones printed at the Tennis

event. (See the images attached to my original email of 20th January.) The new tab image is clearer but has been offset and overlaps the stamp perforation. I didn’t expect it but they have also created a new (blue) 60c Southern Cross stamp variation! David Mallen


This article originally appeared in the May 2006 edition of Stamp News. Matt Hancock, who many readers will know as the eBay Trader, stampsulike, suggested it be rerun. Given virtually five years have since elapsed; the suggestion may be timely, with updates where deemed appropriate. Any significant change to the original article is shown in italicized squaredbrackets, including revised valuations for the featured subjects, as at date the present version was submitted (March 2011). Philatelists, both amateur and professional, love to speculate amongst themselves as to what might be the next ‘thing’ to go ballistic in Philately. This can be harmless and inexpensive entertainment, and I confess I’m often a willing participant in the preoccupation. I’ve considered the A to Z of possibilities in Philately during over four decades of trading, and have from time to time made recommendations befitting a given era. Regular readers of this column, during its almost four year’s lifespan, ought to be abundantly aware of what I presently can’t see past for potential. That of course is the outstanding value for money, and glowingly bright future of ‘usage’ in comparison with any other aspect of Philately. For the uninitiated, I’ll shortly explain ‘usage’, together with some insight as to why my present prediction is so inclined. Backtracking, in the early ’seventies, when I first visited the U.K., eminent Postal Historian and author, E.W. (‘Ted’) Proud, provided my first lesson in the noble pursuit of Postal History – the study of aspects of the journey of a postal article from point A to B (via points ‘C’ to ‘Z’ as the case may be), replete with any deducible ‘story’ encountered along the way (note Figures 3 and 5 below). Ted has done more for cover collecting during the past 25 years than any other Philatelist. His series of publications on the Postal History of a wide selection of British Empire countries is a must have for enthusiasts of those respective countries. It was Ted who introduced the guide to pricing used on commercial cover in Stanley Gibbons’ B.E. (“Part I”) catalogue in 1980. When I met him, Ted explained his reasoning 10 - Stamp News

that the more intelligent amongst Philatelists would soon tire of more traditional elements of Philately (in particular the mind-numbing practice of filling ‘gaps’ in a printed album), and seek greater individuality within their collecting horizons. The varied manner in which one’s favourite stamps could be used, particularly on cover or other postal article, provides a logical and diversified expansion model for a collection which otherwise might consist of the bare basics only. ‘Usage’ has become the popular term for the study of the myriad possible uses for the humble postage stamp, on the original article of conveyance, meeting genuine postal requirements. After all, stamps were intended to facilitate provision of a postal service, rather than to lodge in a stockbook or album, as many in Philately have fallaciously come to accept! I readily warmed to Ted’s philosophy, and from as early as 1974 introduced ‘Postal History’ sections to my auction catalogues. The response was less than overwhelming, and I decided rather to focus the development of my fledgling auction business more in the direction of traditional specialised Australia and Colonies. “Colonials” were then decidedly unpopular, and few collectors, even of Australia, bothered to include such esoterica as Essays, Proofs and Postal History. As a consequence, the best value for money field in which a then fearless young auctioneer could frolic lay in the more esoteric elements of Philately. Much of course has changed in the 30 years since Ted Proud dispensed such wisdom, and intelligent Philatelists now, more than ever, seek out unusual, esoteric and other generally best-of-kind material to distinguish their collections from all others. The ‘ordinary’ has never looked more passé. Fastforward to the late ’eighties, when worldwide economic conditions were conducive to a recovery from the 1981 speculative bust in Philately, I sought to invest in an area of the Industry which I considered least likely to suffer from any future fallout. Ted Proud’s introduction to Postal History, a decade and a half earlier, encouraged a revisitation and gravitation in that direction. This provided an aspect of Philately which satisfied my prime criterion – which always has been, always will be value for


'Kevin Nelson' Australian covers auction bearing the 10/-, and finally have found the £1 – in a smaller Sydney auction [and a second £1 usage item has since been located]. Figure 1 is this item, a solo franking for airmail between Thomas Cook offices in Suva and Sydney, departing 18 Feb 1954. The airmail rate was 1/- per ½oz, indicating this article originally weighed 9½-10ozs. For my taste, this is a ‘cracker’ item; aside from the rarity factor the quality is agreeable (particularly for a larger, heavier article), enhanced by scarce use of a Canadian Pacific Airlines air mail etiquette, and even the bold handwriting appeals. I must say I could never be convinced that such Figure 1. Fiji KGVI £1 on commercial cover. Worth blowing an item has anything but the brightest your bugle about. future. What’s it worth? The public record will show at the auction it realised th $240 (plus buyer’s premium). I flew Melbourne to money. In fact, notably for 20 Century material, th Sydney especially to buy this item (amongst other for too long a ‘Cinderella’ in comparison with 19 Century, I then couldn’t believe the value for money. material from the same correspondence), and let’s just say that I wasn’t coming home without it. The I still can’t, particularly compared with many much stamp off cover is probably worth around $40 (to more highly priced, yet far more readily available some, not me) and fortunately had not been removed ‘high-flying’ traditional items. Aggressively, like a from the cover, which was the sad fate suffered by Philatelic vortex, I set about accumulating as much many other high denomination frankings on offer cover material as I could find within Australia. How from this correspondence. Often I’m asked, “How else would one satisfy the hunger to learn more is it that a stamp can be worth so much more on about a newly chosen speciality? It didn’t take long for me to deduce that here was the last great frontier intact postal article?” Well, obviously it is the ‘efficiency’ of past generations of stamp collectors in Philately, literally strewn with unrecognised in removing stamps from entire articles that has scarce to rare usages, for even the most common of rendered such articles the ‘endangered species’ in stamps. I have endeavoured to share some of my Philately. Stamps on commercial entire article will ‘finds’ with readers [of my monthly Stamp News always be infinitely more desirable to Philatelists, column], and continue that tradition forthwith! This month’s selection comprises a pot pourri of ‘usages’, at least the enlightened amongst them: if nothing else, the ‘entire’ tells a story that the off-cover typical of the almost limitless number of such stamp can seldom do, and Supply and Demand sees items just waiting to be recognised and savoured by to the rest in determining the premium attached. enlightened Philatelists. Incidentally, I have no hesitation in predicting that In the March 2005 issue of the column, I the ‘gap’ between used on or off cover will continue mentioned that I had not seen the 10/- or £1 of to broaden, exponentially in many instances. [Mar the attractive Fijian KGVI pictorial series on a commercial postal article of any type, and posed the 2011 valuation: $2500] Figure 2 is a late solo use of the Australia 1953 question “Has any reader?” Typically, I received 7½d Coronation, paying the Foreign letter rate. no response, but have since located two covers Stamp News - 11


Used from Melbourne 24 Oct 1955, to the curiously titled ‘International Freguency [sic] Registration Board’ in Switzerland, I would normally rate this as too far outside of ‘period of issue’ to be a commercial use for a commemorative stamp issued in May, 1953. However, this use is by a Government Dept., where stamps often remained in stock for years, particularly Figure 2. Solo frankings of 7½d Coronation not ‘freguently’ seen those for which there was limited demand, such as a 7½d, and I have no problem accepting this item in a serious NZ “usage” enthusiasts have since become commercial ‘usage’ collection. I have seen very few known to me]. I like the ‘Arms’ series on commercial of any 1950s 7½d commems used solo for this rate; items, and the 7/6d solo usage in Figure 3 is the understandable perhaps for most external mails at the only example I’ve noted. Sent from Wellington to time were to the British Empire, where the rate was U.K. by airmail on 11 Mar 1954, it had the dubious 3½d only. Value : $75 [Mar 2011: $150] (off cover distinction of having been loaded on board the ill75c). fated BOAC Constellation RMA ‘Belfast’, which I will feature New Zealand 20th Century usage crashed at Singapore two days later. Tragically, in this column in the near future [sorry, I’ve been a 33 lives were lost. Ironically, the mail on board bit slow to fulfill that promise, but it will happen]. fared better and 91,000 items were salvaged, this Perhaps even more than for Australia, that country subject amongst them. It appears trivial under those is a ‘goldmine’ of potential for usage aficionados. circumstances to note that 7/6d was for the 2½-3ozs I don’t know anyone who indulges in N.Z. usage airmail rate (1/3d per ½oz x 6). Value : $500 [Mar (other than myself) and would be pleased to 2011: $1000] (off cover $40). correspond via email with any reader/s that do. [Two Papua New Guinea is a great country for which to commence a usage collection. Once home to many expats (and what Philatelic spenders they were in the ’seventies!) PNG has progressively, since Independence in 1975, become more akin to a foreign country on our immediate doorstep. Just that much more mysterious and exotic. I like the often vibrant designs and colours, particularly for modern issues (on commercial cover only, of course). I’ll feature some in a future column, Figure 3. N.Z.’s 7/6d ‘Arms’ not easy to find on cover. Degree of but for this month it’s an £SD issue Difficulty on a ‘crash’ cover doubtless rather high. 12 - Stamp News


The ‘Thin’ paper (ACSC more appropriately uses the term ‘Unsurfaced’ paper – and ‘Chalksurfaced’ for the ‘Thick’ paper) printings of the 1938-49 Coronation Robes I have found very scarce on commercial postal articles. In fact, until recently I had seen only the 5/- in this form (and even then only four Figure 4. 1962: Expensive cost of keeping up with the news in Solomons. items); hence my omitting prices for the 10/- and £1 in the form of Figure 4. A solo use of the 1962 3/in the ‘on cover’ column in the latest (2006) ACSC Policeman, a difficult stamp on cover (or wrapper as King George VI. The scarcity is understandable as in this instance), from Port Moresby to Government the ‘Thin’ 5/-, 10/- and £1 were on sale for only 15, House, Honiara, (then ‘British’) Solomon Islands on 2 Nov 1962; it paid the 2½-3ozs Printed matter (or ‘2nd Class’) rate for airmail (6d per ½oz x 6). This rather high cost no doubt would have been a small price to pay to be kept up to speed for the news afforded by the latest edition of Newsweek. The only solo franking I’ve noted for this stamp. Value : $100 [Mar 2011: $250] (off cover $1.25). Booklet panes are, unsurprisingly, quite scarce intact on commercial mail articles. Booklets were usually the domain of domestic users of the mail system, and the individual stamps were usually denominated at the letter rate, thereby affording little opportunity to necessitate the use of the entire pane. I have, however, on rare occasions seen an intact Booklet pane used as a component in the make-up of an internal registered item, or for an overweight article. Figure 5 sees the 1957 QEII 4d Booklet pane used 25 Apr 1958 from Whitemark (Tas) to U.K., conveniently paying the 2/- ½oz airmail rate. The article appears to have originally contained a card (which would have rendered it eligible for the 1/- Greetings card rate) and did not fare well in the postal system, necessitating the liberal affixing of the U.K. ‘Found open or damaged/and officially secured’ tape. Value : $125 [Mar 2011: $250] (pane off cover $15).

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11 and 7 months, respectively, before being replaced by the Coat-of-Arms series. The ‘Thin’ £1 on commercial article is going to be a rarity (if in fact any exist!) [I have since seen one example, on a cover], but just before penning this column a 10/- was discovered, on a 1950 ‘tag’ from Perth to Harvey (W.A.) (Figure 6). The total rate is 19/6½d (nearly enough to facilitate a £1!) [The rate deduction made in May 2006 was incorrect: 19/6½d paid Letter rate 2½d 1st oz + 2d per oz x113 + 6d registration fee. Post Office rules dictated that articles bearing gold, silver and precious metals (the sender was a trader), being ineligible for parcel rates, had to be sent at Letter rates, and could be registered only when paid at Letter rates.]. An important ‘find’, and one which demonstrates that the search for elusive ‘usage’ items is yet in its infancy. [A 10/- ‘Thin’ paper on a cover has since been located]. Value: $1000 [Mar 2011: $2500] (stamps off cover $45). Occasionally readers of this column ask “If it’s so rare, why then is it so affordable?” My answer invariably includes one particular word; ‘opportunity’. If you can’t recognise opportunity when it greets you, it’s probably time to do a crash course on the subject of ‘usage’ (reading the entire series of my past Stamp News columns at www.rap.com. au - under ‘Rod’s Columns’ Figure 6. 10/- Robes ‘Thin’ paper. Seek and ye shall find. 14 - Stamp News

Figure 5. QEII Booklet pane cover tenderly repaired by HRHs’ own Royal Mail. - would be a useful start), or otherwise accept that entering the next ‘thing’, before the thundering herd appears, may not be your Philatelic vocation. Figure 7 is a good example of ‘rare’, yet ‘affordable’. Norfolk Island commercial mail is surprisingly difficult to accumulate, particularly pre-1980s. This 8 Nov 1974 commercial cover by airmail to U.S. includes the QEII 5c coil – the first example I’ve seen on a commercial cover! The rate should have been 30c (it increased from 25c from 1 Oct 1974), but was tolerated (or simply overlooked) without taxing. Items such as this are essential in a collection of N.I.; unless one is content to own a mint/used/FDC collection which is a clone of a thousand other such collections. N.I. stamps largely were intended for the collector market; comparatively few ever saw genuine postal use. Value : $75 [Mar 2011: $125]


contained a QSL “Ham” Radio card. Solo frankings of any kind for this stamp are rare, the Foreign surface postcard rate being more typical. A very respectable realization for a stamp worth only cents used off cover. Next month I’ll provide an overview of the Lord Cornwallis auction of Australian Commonwealth stamps, containing an interesting cover or two, due to have taken place on March 17. Figure 7. Modern ‘rarity’, modest price.

Rod Perry has been a philatelic trader since 1962 and a Stamp News advertiser since the 1960s . He founded Rodney A Perry Auction Galleries (now Millennium Philatelic Auctions) in 1971. As a collector he has exhibited nationally and internationally. Rod prefers his used stamps on cover and likens taking a stamp off its original cover to converting a tree to woodchips. Past editions of this column may be accessed on Rod’s ‘rap.com.au’

(stamps off cover, well, nice packet material). The first major opportunity to gauge how the market for Australian covers has fared since May 2006 was afforded at auction on 27 November 2010, when Prestige Philately brought down the hammer on the Kevin Nelson Collection of Commonwealth of Australia Postal History 19011941. An overview and specific commentary on that sale can be accessed in my Stamp News column, January 2011, or via the above-mentioned website. I’ve snuck Figure 8 in at the last moment, a not related item to the above article, although very much in the spirit of the subject matter. This was Lot 1478 in the Phoenix Auction of February 25, and realized $575+ premium. It’s the first example I’ve noted of the 4½d as a solo franking for the Foreign second class matter (unsealed) rate. The cover, sent from Horsham (Vic) to U.S. on 6 Jun 1952, Figure 8. 4½d KGVI particularly rare solo usage item

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Market Matters: "Sydney Stamp Expo 2011" is here! “Sydney Stamp Expo 2011” is here!

The Expo has been expanded to four days – one more day than the poorly attended 2007 “Pacific The “Sydney Stamp Expo Explorer” event. 2011” will be held at the Royal 40 dealers are attending, with Randwick Racecourse from many from the UK, NZ and the Thursday 31 March 2011, until USA among them. Sunday 3 April 2011. Very soon The dealer body running the after this magazine is posted to March 31 to April 3 in Sydney show APTA, did not give them subscribers – so do try and get very much needed advertising for along on one of the four days. their high stand fees, taking no ads EXPO will be opened by the Governor-General of Australia, Her Excellency, Ms Quentin Bryce AC. whatever in this magazine, which clearly will impact attendee numbers. This is scheduled to occur at 11.30am on Thursday It is the main stamp event in Australia in 2011, 31 March 2011. As the Exhibition will be open to the public from and hopefully the wider efforts of the Committee will make up for the shortage of effective, targeted, 11am on 31 March 2011, all visitors, exhibitors, paid APTA advertising for the event. stand-holders, judges, organisers and volunteers are Stampboards.com has been kindly allocated a welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Glen Stephens Centenary of the First Exhibition Labels meeting slot by the Committee, and I hope a number of readers will attend the show, and look us up.

Stampboards meeting/Dinner April 3

Our meeting will be Sunday April 3 from 11am -12.30pm – www.stampboards.com – all collectors of any level welcome. Many have questions about how things work on stampboards, and here is the perfect place to find out, and ask away, and add ideas and suggestions. We also have a low cost and informal dinner planned nearby for that same evening around 6pm - all details of that are here - tinyurl.com/ ExpoMeet There are usually stampboards casual dinners at all national shows, and again all are welcome to attend, and place faces to user names etc. There are a wide range of EXPO souvenirs on sale at the show website - tinyurl.com/SydExpo One that will sell very well is a recess printed, actual raised “Die Proof” in issued size, of the ever popular “5/- Cattle” stamp, shown nearby – my thanks to David Benson. These are only $5 each, and mark the 50 Year Anniversary of the first issue of this iconic Australian Aboriginal stockman stamp. I understand they are printed from the original steel Dies.

Range of philatelic souvenirs

tinyurl.com/SydExpo lists this Card, and all other special products, sheets and booklets etc, that are available – and credit cards are accepted for all mail and overseas orders. 2011 also marks the Centenary of the First National Philatelic Exhibition and Congress in Australia, and is therefore an important milestone in the history of organised philately here. At that event special commemorative stamp “labels” were printed in sheets of twenty, in four colours - red, green, indigo blue and pale blue.

All were single line perforated 11.25, on a rather coarse paper, that thins and foxes very readily. These were crudely produced, and are seldom encountered in full sets of 4. The centering can be horrific, and the gum is often poor or missing. The set shown nearby is from my stock, and is unusually fine and attractive for this quartet of “Golden Oldies”. The Committee have re-printed this set in sheets of 20 with margins – these are rouletted, and only 100 MUH sheets of each were printed.

China Stamp Prices go Nuts!

The price rises in Chinese stamps continues to march onwards, totally un-abated. Chinese collectors are madly chasing material from their past, and are MOST especially interested in material from the 1960’s Mao Tse Tung “Cultural Revolution” era. There are now a number of stamp auction houses in Hong Kong, and price records keep getting broken. Stamp News - 17


Market Matters Prices that looked insane to me just 12 months ago, are sometimes now double that. And will doubtless be higher still in the near future tinyurl.com/ChStamp is an “on the spot” running report from stampboards members who are based in Hong Kong, and attend these sales, and offer detailed summaries. One member “aethelwulf” mentioned a used copy of this well known stamp, that was sold late February at “InterAsia”. The stamp was described as having creasing and minor faults. The invoice price was $HK747,500 or $US95,976.13. That stamp is illustrated nearby.

was intense on them all, he reports. I had an attractive “All China Is Red” genuine 8f example affixed to the front cover of a Mao “Little Red Book” in stock until recently. A leading figure in the international stamp world snapped the book up for just over HALF what the used copy above just realised!

It is all a numbers game!

In a year’s time, it being double that price would not surprise me one bit. There are a LOT of very wealthy Creased with faults – sold for people in China, and many have $US96,000 recently decided they want to buy their stamps back. Ferrari are poised to sell more new cars in China a year very soon, than in all of Europe combined – Doubled in the past year. which underscores my point. A year back it would have not got even half that sum The market for top end pieces is just insatiable in my view. there, and the printed stamp catalogues are all way He reported: “Bidding opened at $200,000. behind the market prices – even for the more run-ofSomeone in the room then called out $600,000. Final the-mill sets and material. hammer was $650,000. (Calling out an amount that Medium scarcity 1950s-1970s sets in the raised a laugh in the room helped speed things up in authoritative current “Yang” China cat often sell for the end I guess).” 4 or 5 times full catalogue price. Be warned! The entire auction set price records of similar ilk. The letter rate stamp shown nearby with A mint corner block of 4 of a scarce 1969 8f letter Chairman Mao on it, was invoiced late February at rate stamp shown nearby, sold for HK$8,970,000 InterAsia for $HK2,530,000 – or about $US325,000. (US$1,151,630) - a new world record for a Chinese I showed a corner Block 4 of this same stamp in my April 2010 stamp item at auction. column, that had just These are truly sold for a then record of $US970,000. astounding prices for stamps from A leading dealer anywhere – even told me at the time for howling world the buyer was quite classics - and bidding insane, and would lose big money on the deal. 1968 China By my math that block sells for is now a $US1.3 $US1,151,630.00 million block. This 18 - Stamp News


Glen Stephens Kid’s book turns into serious money

The Great Leap Forward – to $325,000! trialled versions of these in the past, and I am not sure why they have not taken off.

Hallmark envelopes are forever?

year’s high prices might also look cheap in a year’s time – we shall see!

A Brilliant idea.

In the USA, Hallmark are offering a wide range of greeting cards, and the applicable sized pre-paid envelope that you simply address, and pop into a mailbox. My guess is 90% of folks who buy a Birthday or New Baby or Get Well card etc have no stamps on hand, and getting one is a hassle. I only wish they’d have used a more “stamp like” image on the envelope. Chris de Haer advises me Australia Post has

The USA envelopes are essentially “Forever” stamps - good indefinitely tinyurl.com/Halmrk “We know card-sending is an important tradition, and receiving cards is as meaningful as it ever was,” said Paul Vogel, president and chief marketing/sales officer, U.S. Postal Service. “We are pleased to work with Hallmark in a way that honors this tradition while providing consumers with added convenience afforded by advanced technology.” “More than 200 varieties of everyday PostagePaid Greetings will be sold in Hallmark Gold Crown stores, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS and other Hallmark distribution locations. “Seasonal cards will be available starting this Easter season. Postage-Paid everyday cards can be purchased for $3.99, and seasonal cards will range Stamp News - 19


Market Matters Fast, easy, and convenient

in price from $2.69 to $3.99”, Vogel concluded.

Crude fakes on eBay fetch $100s.

The average IQ of many eBay stamp buyers I am certain you could count on your fingers and toes. Stampboards every week highlights numerous stupid eBay purchases - of glaringly faked and forged and misdescribed material, that eBay “Bunnies” bid up to crazy amounts. The seller is often banned a week later from ebay, and your chance of getting a refund are ZERO when a real dealer eventually advises you you’ve bought a pricey pup. A seller based around Bristol UK has taken in around a million pounds via ebay it seems, from trusting souls, selling “MUH” stamps that are mostly re-gummed it appears. Many with their own sham “Certificates”. It appears a bunch of accounts connected with this seller have been closed lately by ebay, but they seem to have a bunch of spare ones sitting on the shelf, ready to roll out, each with 100s of feedbacks. If you bought “MUH” stamps from - golden-hoarde, golden_hoarde, mistatenpercent, mista-tenpercent, PhilatelicExpress, Emmastamps, lao98_98, Stamped envelopes with Greeting cards 20 - Stamp News

marys-finegems and marys-gems etc, DON’T offer them to me – EVER! tinyurl.com/UKregum has a 200+ post discussion on the Bristol UK ebay seller and apparent shill bidding and regums and inhouse “PES Certificates” etc.

“MUH” Kangaroos getting $12,000 on eBay.

There are “MUH” £2 Kangaroos shown on stampboards that trusting souls have paid over $12,000 for. Actual value when shown to a real dealer – less than half that I feel sure, if ID’d as nicely regummed. A pair of Sydney con-men have had about 50 ebay accounts closed down by stampboards and dealer bodies, yet still peddle fake perfins, fake overprints, and fake cancels. The army of clueless ebay “bargain hunters” vacuums it all up – and kiss most of their money goodbye in the process. One near sure sign - these cons near always run “Private” Auctions so the bidders cannot be ID’d – hence warned to seek a refund. See a “private auction” for stamps in seller Feedback – and run a MILE.


Glen Stephens This utter junk gets $256

members he was selling a crude fake or forgery, and as The “Sydney usual with these View” nearby con-men, proceeded would not have with the sale regardfooled most houseless. hold pets is my Q: This just looks guess - but on too fresh and bright ebay the Bunnies too be genuine its frantically bid this got to be a forgpiece of junk up to ery. What are your $A256. thoughts on it. Best It appears to be regards Peter a cut-out from a An eBay $12,000 “MUH” Bargain buy. A: IT MAY BE low grade magaA DIE-PROOF OR zine, or a crude photocopy etc. This is the actual photo used on eBay. EVEN IF IT IS A FORGERY IT SHOULD STILL BE OF HIGH VALUE. No collector alive should have mistaken this artinyurl.com/Sibir2007 is the discussion thread rant nonsense for a stamp, much less a mint “Sydney where various cons from this dodgy eBay seller are View”. But they did. Bidding was active. Experienced collector, exhibitor and judge David outlined. Sadly this 2007sibir guy looks like a died in the Benson posted of this dog: “$256.51 - about $256.50 wool crook, who simply will NOT reform. too much.” We ran this classic below on “2007sibir” before, The seller “sibir2007” has a very long history of and the late Simon Dunkerley wrote pages on him in fakery and deliberate misrepresentation, but sadly THAT is no barrier to being an ebay seller, and 100s “Stamp News” - as you can see - tinyurl.com/Sibir1 of other sellers testify to that.

“GREAT INVESTMENT” Fake Sydney View

Please excuse the capital letters, and lack of commas – both seem essential to attract cashedup Bunnies on eBay. This is how sibir2007 described this fuzzy photocopy, or whatever it was – 1850+ MINT SYDNEY VIEW with clouds. NICE IMPERF with 4 margins. CV> $6,145.00. Excellent Condition UNHINGED/NO GUM. GREAT INVESTMENT. He was advised by several

From used to “MUH” in a week

The £6 stamp was purchased by “2007sibir” for $US150 on eBay – described there accurately as pen cancelled fiscal used. “2007sibir” then runs the IDENTICAL stamp to eBay Auction himself a week or so later. AFTER bleaching the living daylights out of it, and trying to scrub away the fiscal pen cancel - quite un-successfully as you can see. (This is HIS scan All all-time eBay “Bargain” buy Stamp News - 21


Market Matters nearby of the resultant terrible mess - unaltered by me!) New starting price $A1,250 claimed to be “unhinged mint” and claimed to have a Cat value as mint of $8,150. The stamp has been totally ruined. But some eBay bunny bought it. Why do I care if idiots with far more cash than knowledge lose $1000s on these sort of things? WHY - as when they go to sell, and lose a fortune, they bad mouth stamps FOREVER to all those they speak to. “Unhinged mint - $US1,250”

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A Closer Look at Modern Australian Stamps Just two issues were released in February; though collectors of modern Australia discovered some very interesting varieties existed with January’s issues.

Australia Legends 2011 Update

In my first column I asked that if you found anything new or unusual to contact me. Little did I know that within days of the February edition being sent out, I would receive an e-mail from a reader about a rather unexpected variety. Stamp News reader Helena asked about the size of the value on the Anne Summers stamp. I double checked the sheet of stamps I had, and Helena was spot on – the value on every Anne Summers stamp was different to the others in the set (see Figure 1). Indeed the inscription ‘Australian Legends’ on the Summers stamp is also in a different font. This font difference does not exist in the self-adhesive booklet stamps. How did this constant variety occur? Australia Post has advised there was an error when the font was picked up at the print stage. As a result when the sheet of stamps was assembled for printing, the ‘font error’ was copied to every Summers stamp in the sheet. The ‘error’ wasn’t noticed until Helena e-mailed me. When you Figure 2. Generic Australian Open sheet. 24 - Stamp News

Figure 1. Regular value and inscription (left) and the erroneous font (right). The difference is particularly noticeable in the shape of the ‘6’ in the value, and ‘g’ in the ‘Australian Legends’. next go to the post office, take a closer look at the stamps you buy – you never know what you might find!

Australian Open Update

When I received my Australian Open generic sheet from the Philatelic Bureau (Figure 2), I expected it to be similar to the sheet I obtained from Australia Post’s stall. Remarkably there are significant differences between the two, which will interest collectors of Personalised Stamps(TM) and souvenir stamp sheets. The stall version has the wide margin preprinted by lithography, and a narrower


Chris de Haer Figure 3. Personalised stamp from the generic sheet (top), and from one obtained at the Australian Open (bottom). Figure 4 (Below). The 20c Rabbit stamp from the Zodiac sheet (left) and Personalised sheet (right).

photograph (17.5 mm wide). The generic version has the wide margin laser printed, and a wider photograph (19 mm wide) (see Figure 3). As a result of the width of the generic photograph, some sheets have part of the photograph printed onto the stamp. One possible explanation for the difference is that generic sheets are produced ‘on demand’, as and when a customer orders them. I don’t know if this will occur in the future, though my newsletter subscribers will remember 2010’s Agfest personalised sheet also had a laser printed margin. I’m now curious if two versions of the Agfest sheet exist?

Lunar New Year Update

The last of the updates. On 4-6 February Australia Post attended the Hawkers Bazaar in Melbourne and produced a Personalised Stamp(TM) sheet for event. Instead of containing nine base rate stamps, this year’s version contained the twelve low value stamps from the Zodiac sheetlet. Specialised collectors of Christmas Island will find much to interest them with this sheet. As with previous souvenir stamp sheets, the stamps in this sheet are missing their diestamping (see Figure 4). It’s also the first time each of these stamps has been produced with a tab, and

the first time they have been printed by RA Printing. Australia Post also promoted the event through its Melbourne post offices with a flyer showing the generic sheet (see Figure 5).

Centenary of International Women’s Day (15 February 2011)

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on 8 March every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements. To mark the centenary of the first women’s day Australia Post has released a single 60c stamp. This stamp was only issued in gummed sheets of 10 stamps (Figure 6) (the inclusion of B100 selfadhesive paper in the technical details in Stamp Bulletin No. 308 was in error). For full technical details, and a checklist of the varieties found in this issue visit: http://tinyurl. com/womensdaystamp or write to me at the address below. Stamp News - 25


A Closer Look at Modern Australian Stamps

Figure 6

Air Force Aviation (22 February 2011)

During 2011, the Australian Defence Force will celebrate three significant anniversaries: the Australian Army is 110 years old, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is 90 years old, and the Royal Australian Navy celebrates its centenary. Released in time for the Avalon International Air Show, this dramatic issue marks the retirement of the F-111 ‘Pig’ after 37 years’ Figure 5

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Chris de Haer Figure 7. Wing Commander Robert Denney with a F/A-18F Super Hornet and replicas of the four Air Force Aviation stamps (reproduced with courtesy of the Royal Australian Air Force).

Figure 9. Two of the self-adhesive stamps from the booklet of 10. service. This supersonic long-range strike aircraft was fare-welled last year at the RAAF Base Amberley (the location of the first day of issue postmark), and is being replaced with the F/A-18F Super Hornet shown on the other 60c stamp (and in the background of Figure 7). The two 60c stamps are released in horizontal pairs within sheets of 50 (two panes of 25), with the F-111 in columns 1, 3 and 5, and the F/A-18F in columns 2 and 4. The four stamps are also issued in a se-tenant block of four within the miniature sheet (Figure 8). Self-adhesive versions of the two 60c stamps were issued in booklets of 10 (Figure 9). Finally, each of the four postage paid maximum cards shows an enlargement of Jamie Tufrey’s skillful illustrations. Some collectors might wonder why Australia Post has released two $3 stamps in as many months. It may seem Figure 8 Stamp News - 27


A Closer Look at Modern Australian Stamps Figure 10. The philatelic (top) and general (bottom) $1 booklets. excessive, but the $3 rate (for letters 250 to 500 grams) is frequently used – the $3 Reef Fish stamp was reprinted within three months of being issued! While Australia Post produces stamps for Cocos, Christmas Island and AAT, and all the stamps are valid in Australia and her territories, the issue programmes for Australia and each territory are independent of each other. For full technical details, and a checklist of the varieties found in this issue visit: http://tinyurl.com/airforceaviation or write to me at the address below.

Fishes of the Reef Booklets

During August 2010 some collectors noticed that Figure 11

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post offices were selling the 20 x 5c and 10 x 60c Fishes of the Reef booklets with a rate table on the back. The original booklets did not feature a table, and while they appear to be an unannounced reprint, Australia Post has advised they are not reprints. Several of the early 60c booklets were sent to prepress before Australia Post had received approval for the 28 June 2010 rate rise. As a result these booklets


Chris de Haer

Figure 12 do not feature a rate table on the back. However, for business reasons, part of the original printing of the Fishes general barcode booklets were also printed with a rate table. One assumes these booklets would’ve been destroyed if final approval was not given for the new rates. Booklets without the rate table were distributed to post offices ready for the 21 June release date, and exist with both general and philatelic barcode versions (Figure 10). As post offices sold out of the 20 x 5c booklets, they were supplied with the rate table version (with general barcode) (left of Figure 11). A similar situation exists with the 10 x 60c Fish booklets, though with so many commemorative booklets of 10, you may have to visit a few post offices before you find one – it took me over five months before I found a post office selling them! I also believe the 20 x 60c Fish booklet exists with a rate table on the back. It was initially thought that only the general barcode booklets had the rate table on the back,

but Stamp Gallery owner Gilbert Lefevre has now shown me a 20 x 5c rate table booklet with a philatelic barcode (bottom of Figure 11). I have yet to see any of the $6 rate table booklets with a philatelic barcode (9312650377625) – if you find any please contact me at the address below.

Australia 2013 Genesis of the Kangaroo and Map SSS

A few weeks ago I received my Genesis of the Kangaroo and Map souvenir stamp sheets (Figure 12) from the Australia 2013 organisers. This wonderful sheet shows five essays and a colour trial of Australia’s first stamps in the margin. Even though the 60c stamp in the sheet is not new (the sheet was printed by RA Printing which also printed the same stamp in Melbourne Cup Winner sheet last year), readers are reminded that all proceeds from the sales of these souvenirs go towards the running of this international exhibition. For ordering information visit www.australia2013.com. Stamp News - 29


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Figure 13

Upcoming Varieties

Saturday 7, February 2009, is now referred to as Black Saturday in Victoria. That day 173 persons lost their lives including the young family of the then Australian Philatelic Federation President Gary Brown. The Australian Philatelic Federation Ltd (APF) has set up the Adrian Brown Family Memorial Trust, and has produced a souvenir stamp sheet (see Figure 13). The trust is being set up to provide finance to publish a reading book, to be made available to primary schools around Australia, to enable children to learn about the geography and history of Australia through the issue of stamps. As a school teacher and former youth coordinator, this is a wonderful initiative. I am sure all collectors would agree that stamp collecting is one the most educational hobbies around. The sheet is being released at the Sydney Stamp Show on 31 March, and will also be available from the APF at $20.00 (plus $5.00 postage and packing (overseas extra)). Full 30 - Stamp News

details will be on the APF website, www.apf.org.au. Variety-wise this is the first time the 60c Wattle stamp has been printed with a se-tenant tab (showing a yellow ribbon). Depending on the printer (which is to be confirmed), the single stamp may be different to the original stamp. The entire sheet is also the first time this stamp has been printed in a ‘sheetlet’ format (i.e. in a sheet size smaller than it was originally issued in).

If you see anything new or unusual then contact me. Website: http://stamps.chrisdehaer.com.au E-mail: stamps@chrisdehaer.com.au Address: PO Box 1448, Booragoon WA 6954 Visit my website for comprehensive information on Australian and territorial new issues, and stamps for sale.


Stamps in the News - Globally! Monkeys fund retirement Reported in China Daily

Post Offices Online: India Reported in Political & Business Daily India Post have announced the launch of online portal ‘e-post office’ to provide postal transaction and tracking service online. This portal will provide electronic money orders, sale of stamps, tracking of shipments and various other services. Department of Posts spokesman said the move is to make postal services “more inclusive and accessible.” Denmark Reported in Deutsche Welle

A Chinese worker spent 96 yuan ($US15) 31 years ago for stamps which are now valued at about 10 million yuan. When Liu Xinhai went to buy some stamps one day in 1980 Post Office staff that told him they had a new edition of stamps for the Year of the Monkey. “I liked them a lot so I bought 15 sheets of monkey stamps with 80 pieces in each sheet,” Liu said. A monkey stamp cost 8 cents at the time. Liu used the stamps for letters until he learnt six years later that one monkey stamp cost 30 yuan. After using four sheets, he decided he would save the rest. From 1990 to 2008, Liu bought three apartments for himself and his two daughters by selling five sheets of the stamps. The 55-year-old is now saving the remaining sheets to help fund his retirement.

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From April, Danes will be able to use their mobile phones to buy virtual stamps. This new system is very similar to one introduced by Deutsche Post, in Germany, in 2008. After a mobile user texts a code word to a specified number, Post Danmark sends back a confirmation message and a string of letters and numbers that can be written on an envelope, in place of a regular stamp. Once the letter arrives at a postal sorting facility, postal workers will have to check to see that the written code matches a list of known valid codes. Sweden Reported in PC Magazine The Swedish postal service is planning to replace stamps with a text message payment system. After mobile users send a text, they will receive a reply that includes a code to be written on a piece of mail that will represent paid postage. “We’re very interested and are just now looking into a solution,” said the postal service’s head of marketing and development Anders Asberg. There is no launch date for Sweden’s SMS postage service as yet.

Philatelic bouquet to Toowoomba Reported in The Chronicle

Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers has been


Compiled by

recognised in a series of colourful new stamps celebrating Australia’s floral festivals. An Australia Post spokesman said the violet was chosen to symbolise the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, which has been running since 1949 and was established to increase economic activity after World War II.

Seedy Socialist’s stamp stash seized Reported in the Daily Star

Former Scottish Socialist Party leader Tommy Sheridan’s plans to raise his disgraced profile have been licked by prison warders. Supporters of Sheridan, who is serving three years for lying about his seedy sex life - sent him 100 envelopes with first class stamps on. But fed-up prison staff decided to clamp down and confiscated the lot. A fellow inmate revealed: “Tommy likes publicity. He’s addicted to it and the best way to keep his profile up there was by writing to folk.” He added: “The screws weren’t too happy after turning a blind eye to Tommy having a few extra stamps.”

Margo Campbell

there were two postal organizations: the postal service provided by the central government and “zemstvo post,” the mail service that functioned only in rural areas. “Russian Zemstvos: The G.H. Kaestlin Specialized Collection” is one of the National Postal Museum’s most extraordinary international collections. See highlights online at http://postalmuseum. si.edu/ARAGORussianZemstvos

Stamps mark kapa haka Reported in The Daily Post

National kapa haka festival Te Matatini is a celebration of all things Maori, and to mark this year’s competition New Zealand Post has issued a new range of kapa haka themed stamps. NZ Post Commercial Marketing director James Te Puni said kapa haka was a unique part

Zemstvos Online

Reported in US Fed News The National Postal Museum’s collection of 14,000 Russian stamps includes exceedingly rare Imperial and Zemstvo Stamps. Russia was such a large country that pre-1917 Stamp News - 33


Stamps in the News - Globally!

of New Zealand heritage. ``The series highlights a performance from beginning to end with each discipline showcased on each stamp,’’ he said. Stamps depicting kapa haka were issued then withdrawn by New Zealand Post in 2006 after controversy about ‘cartoon’ depiction.

Post Office depression art revisited Reported in Associated Press Newswires

Passersby purchasing stamps and mailing parcels discretely step around a rickety ladder blocking

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the front window to the post office in Rusk, Texas. From the top step, Nathan Zakheim attends to a Depression-era painting that is chipped and peeling mounted above the post office door. His father, the late Bernard Zakheim, created the painting in 1939 as part of the Works Progress Administration, one of the federal government’s largest New Deal agencies. The painting is as old as the post office itself and features one lone Cherokee Indian observing overall-clad prisoners from the East Texas Penitentiary. “The original was supposed to show a very traumatic dissention of Native Americans by pioneers,” Zakheim said. When the Washingtonbased agency reviewed the plan the late Zakheim was made to remove all but one Native American figure.

Centenary of the first Aerial Post flight Reported in The Times

The world’s first official Aerial Post flight took place in India on February 18, 1911, when the French aviator Henri Péquet took off from the grounds of the United Provinces Exhibition at Allahabad in a British-built Humber Sommer biplane. Special stamps were issued by the Indian Post Office celebrate the centenary. The intrepid aviator flew five miles, where 13 minutes later he handed one sack of mail to an official from the Indian Post Office. Péquet landed back on the exhibition grounds, having completed the return journey in 27 minutes. The flight was witnessed by more than a million people. The flight was the idea of Captain Walter George Windham, one of the most influential pioneers of aviation. In 1910 Windham brought some flying machines from England to take part in the Allahabad events. These would be the first planes to fly in India.


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The flight was to raise funds for a church hostel. People were asked to send mail addressed and stamped to the Chaplain of the Holy Trinity Church. A special postmark was authorised. Captain Windham drew an outline representing a biplane in flight over the mountains of Asia. The postmark was applied in magenta on public mail, but in black on privileged items. Nine hundred and thirty one pieces of mail were registered. The majority of these carried the cachet “R / ALLAHABAD� stamped in black.

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business tycoons Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev on its own initiative, even though such impression was created by news circulated by several media. The spokesperson said that the stamp was ordered by the Balti Memoriaal association via the Minu Mark (My Stamp) service of Eesti Post enabling people to order postal stamps with images supplied by them. Such stamps can be used for sending a letter. The appearance of a postal stamp in Estonia was reported by the Russian Interfax news agency and picked up by several international online media agencies.

NOT sharing the love in Taiwan Reported in the Taipei Times

Egg on Estonian face

Reported in Baltic Daily - Political/Social News A spokesperson for Eesti Post said on Friday the state-owned postal company has not issued a stamp depicting the jailed Russian

On Valentines Day, Chunghwa Post issued a set of heart-shaped stamps that incorporate a (QR) matrix barcode that can be scanned to spell out: I love you. However, many local collectors have compared the stamps with Valentines Day stamps issued in France, complaining that the Taiwanese design is not particularly beautiful. They suggest that Chunghwa Post collect more stamps from overseas for reference and allow members of the public to vote for their favourite among competing designs. Stamp News - 35


Revenue Review Toomuchsteve

Farthings galore is what ‘toomuchsteve’ [eBay call sign] collects from the United States. He will collect any farthing going, albeit on a revenue, postage stamp or railway stamp, in fact he picked up a rather scarce South Australian revenue numeral farthing for a tad over US$300.00 last month. I catalogue this stamp at A$350.00. My bid of $220 was well out done by other revenue collectors, all of us unaware ‘toomuchsteve’ was about to pounce. Typical, a good revenue lost to a thematic and ladies swimsuit collector [yes I said ladies swimsuit] what is the world coming to? South Australia issued a farthing for use on Entertainments tickets but so far we only have mint remainders in the market place. When you do think about it, Australia never issued a farthing coin so one may ask how could you go and purchase a single farthing revenue or railway parcel stamp? I am yet to see any used pairs of farthings either, maybe you have a used pair in your collection? Figure 1 is from my collection with figures 2-4 from Western Australia [shown in

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no particular order] completing the range of revenue purpose farthing stamps issued in Australia. Figure 3 was issued in two separate perfs. There are Customs Duty farthings [fig 5] and sub-charge farthings on the one penny value [fig 6] along with a three farthing issue [fig 7 & 8]. Monies collected were by the Australian Customs, they were paid for in the United Kingdom by UK currency where farthings were in use at the time. Western Australia holds the prize issuing no less than four different farthing issues. One such puzzle still to be unravelled is the use of the farthing stamp [fig 9] posted from the United States which has not been overprinted with cents’ values as was done for the United States companies to use.

India

Indipex the FIP world show is done & dusted. The two Tasmanian Revenue exhibits achieved good awards. Francis Kiddle had 8 frames in and pulled a Gold 91 points. I could see a couple more points in there but who am I? Dingle Smith had 5 frames in and pulled a

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Dave Elsmore Large Vermeil 88 points after receiving notification that card. I guess buyer beware was needed and it was sent he had achieved Vermeil this was quickly corrected. back for a refund. I would like to congratulate both these exhibitors. After many rounds of emails re the judging, I am told Townsville Impressed exhibitors were none to happy. A couple of rather scarce Queensland Impressed revenues recently came up for auction. One of which Tasmania is figure 13. They were in a mixed lot and probably While I am chatting about Tasmania revenues, I have missed by the majority of collectors of this type of had some editions to my Revenue cancels. One of them material, unless it is spelt out, one has to go looking. is a super Chalon strip of 5 [fig10] from the ‘Colonial When I checked my collection to see which values I Treasury’ along with a single copy showing an early have, I was surprised to find out that I was completely date of 3 Jan 1867 [fig 11]. Do you have an earlier date? missing the Townsville impressed die. So was very In the same batch there was a very nice scarce ‘Board happy indeed to add them to my collection. Maybe you of Education Hobart Town’ cancel [fig 12]. have some sitting in your collection awaiting catalogue status. It is quite amazing that it has taken 117 years for these to show up and be identified. This had puzzled Tasmanian beer duty Last month I spoke about a nice Tasmanian beer duty me over the years as have the Brisbane die and the that had recently been auctioned. It was on thick paper, Rockhampton die well recorded both from samples imperf and without the imprint ‘Bradbury Wilkinson in my collection and archival strikes but nothing at all & Co, Engravers &c London’. It turned out to be of on Townsville, even archives apparently does not have all things. a colour photocopy pasted onto a bit of stiff sample strikes.

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Revenue Review Tasmania Railway Fonts

Finally this month and more on Tasmania, I have been working on the station fonts used by Tasmania railway Garrett series I have in my collection. Three different fonts for Launceston and two different for Hobart, can please check your holdings and let me know if you can add to this. I will show some pictures next month as this month is full!

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Collecting U.S. Revenues Part 2 Welcome to part two of our exploration of the wonderful world of collecting US revenues. It struck me that, after seeing the lovely larger than life illustrations of the US first issue revenues, all of which, with only one exception, were from my own collection, that accompanied my article in last month’s Stamp News, these truly are quite magnificent examples of early philately, and if you prefer the ‘classic’ or 19th century stamp issues, and don’t already collect these beauties, now must be the time to start!

Private Die Proprietary stamps

Now let’s press on, starting with the Private Die issues. Last month we learnt about the Revenue Act that was passed by the US Congress in July of 1862 to raise finances to help the Union fund the waging of the Civil War. This act led to the introduction of, amongst a whole raft of new taxes, the first federal income tax, and, of course, all of the new documentary and proprietary taxes that required the issue of the first of the revenue stamps that we are looking at. One of the provisions of this act, in section 99 stated: ‘That any proprietor or proprietors of proprietary articles, or articles subject to stamp duty under schedule C of this act, shall have the privilege of furnishing, without expense to the United States, in suitable form, to be approved by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, his or their own dies or designs for stamps to be used thereon, to be retained in the possession of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, for his or their separate use, which shall not be duplicated to any other person. That in all cases where such stamp is used, instead of his or their writing, his or their initials and the date thereon, the said stamp shall be so affixed on the box, bottle, or package, that in opening the same, or using the contents thereof, the said stamp shall be effectually destroyed;...’. In short, what this meant was that any retailer of these types of products could design their own stamps and have Fig 1. An example of a Private Die Proprietary stamp 40 - Stamp News

them produced as a form of ‘free’ advertising. But the benefits didn’t end there. Section 102 of the act stated: ‘Any proprietor or proprietors of articles named in schedule C, who shall furnish his or their own die or design for stamps, to be used especially for his or their own proprietary articles, shall be allowed the following discount, namely: on amounts purchased at one time of not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars, five per centum; on amounts over five hundred dollars, ten per centum.’ So we can see that companies or individuals who used this method, and there were quite a few, had the double bonus of virtually free advertising and a discount on the tax. The first Private Die proprietary stamps appeared in 1864, and between that year and 1883, when these taxes were abolished, more than 300 Private Die stamps were issued. Initially, almost all of the Private Die stamps were printed by Butler & Carpenter of Philadelphia. After 1875 they were printed by the National and American Bank Note Companies, and finally the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. They were printed on a number of different papers, including the ‘old’ and experimental ‘silk’ papers that the first issues are also found on, together with pink paper and paper incorporating a ‘USIR’ watermark. From a collecting point of view, the last few words of the extract from section 99, the ‘stamp shall be effectually destroyed’ part, probably have the greatest impact! Considering this, it’s


Mike Lee surprising just how many of these stamps survived. In the introduction to these issues, the Scott catalogue makes mention of the fact that the majority of these stamps are torn or otherwise faulty, and that examples of some of these in outstanding condition can be worth up to 10 times the quoted catalogue value. The designs are many and varied. Portraits, company names and logos are the most common, with eagles, bears and other fauna also being popular. Fig 1. Generally, the Private Dies are quite a bit more expensive than the first issue Fig 2. revenues, probably because of the lower survival rate, but a quick scan of the catalogue values reveals that there are still quite a few that are reasonably priced, and including a selection of these in your US revenue collection will certainly add visual diversity, and help to tell the whole revenue story.

Second Issue revenues.

Not too long after the issue of the first series of revenue stamps, reports started coming in to the Bureau of Internal Revenue of the stamps being cleaned and re-used. By 1871 this problem was obviously getting out of hand, and the Bureau decided to take action to prevent this from happening, or at least minimise it. The first measure taken was to produce a whole new range of revenue stamps, all of which were printed in at least two colours. The range of values was from 1c up to $500, with all of the values up to $50 being printed in blue (the frame) and black (the central vignette or portrait) Fig 2. The two high values, the $200 and $500, were each printed in three colours, the $200 being red, blue & black, and the $500 red orange, green & black. As you can imagine, these high values are just stunning in appearance and, sadly, also in price! As with the first issue, Washington featured as the central portrait on all values, but the frame designs varied quite a bit from the first issues,

A selection of second issue revenues and from denomination to denomination. Several designs featured shields, some buildings and so on. Overall, the designs were more detailed and intricate than the first issues, and, in my opinion anyway, even more attractive! The other main change was that all the designs of this series were simply inscribed ‘US Internal Revenue’, rather than the numerous different taxes found on the first issue designs. Actually there was one exception to this. A $1.50 denomination, in the design of the $1.00 value, was issued inscribed ‘Foreign Entry’. I haven’t been able to find out why this exception exists, but it is quite scarce, being catalogued at more than 18 times the value of the normal $1.50. It seems that another anti re-use measure was introduced with the second issues: the practice of cutting the stamps as part of the cancelling process. This usually, but not always, consisted of one or more slits being cut in the stamps at the time they were cancelled. I should also mention that not all second issues are found with cut cancels, many just have the usual manuscript, stamped or printed cancellations, and that virtually all that do have a cut cancel will also have one of these more usual forms of cancellation as well. This cut cancellation, which actually damaged the stamp, as you might expect, also has an impact on the value of the stamps from a collecting point of view. The Scott Stamp News - 41


Collecting U.S. Revenues catalogue prices uncut and cut stamps separately, and in most cases there’s a significant difference. A good example of the price differential can be found with the $1.30 value, Scott #119, which in my 2007 Scott US Specialized, is catalogued at $550 with a normal cancel, but a mere $150 with a cut cancel. Personally, I think that cut cancellations are perfectly acceptable because even though the do physical damage to the stamp, the cut is rarely obvious when just looking at the stamp, and as can be seen from the $1.30 example above, it makes the expensive issues much more Fig 3. A group of colourful third issues affordable! There are some interesting variations to be found in this There were 17 denominations up to $20, and issue too. As you might expect, being a bia nice range of these makes for a very colourful coloured issue, inverted centres are to be found. album page Fig 3. The plates, and therefore the In fact 10 of the 32 different values are recorded designs, were the same as the second issue. The with this variety, but beware! The Scott catalogue cut cancellation situation described above, also advises that excellently produced fakes exist, so applies to this issue (and most later US revenues, a certificate is a must if one of these takes your for that matter), and six values are found with fancy. Some perforation variations also exist. inverted centres (same warning here as for the second issues). There aren’t any perforation Third Issue revenues varieties this time, but there are some double While the second issues did away with the transfer varieties to watch out for. 1874 saw the confusion caused by many different tax types 2c orange & black value appear on green paper. inscribed on the various first issue designs, This issue, together with the first and second and moved to a standard inscription (with the issues, remained valid until 1883 when most of one exception mentioned above), they brought the taxes that required the use of these stamps with them a new confusion, they were all the were abolished. same blue & black! This was a problem (it seems lawyers in particular found this situation We’ll leave it there for this month, but there’s still confusing) that the Bureau quickly addressed by quite a bit too look at, starting with the regular changing the frame colours so that the different issue Proprietary stamps from the early 1870s denominations now appeared in a variety of colours. Having said that, you have to wonder just All the best until next month, how much thought was actually put in to solving the ‘sameness’ problem, as five of the nine third Mike issue denominations up to 60c had orange frames! mlphilatelics@bigpond.com 42 - Stamp News


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Cinderella Corner

By the time this column appears Sydney Stamp Expo 2011 will be well underway. The show is being held at Randwick Racecourse from 31 March to 3 April. There are 728 frames with all classes represented so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. I will be there for the duration of the show and as always spend a lot of my time catching up with as many collectors as I can.

Spanish Postal Workers Benefit Fund

As far as I can find out this stamp is a receipt for payment of a contribution to a Mutual Benefit Fund for Spanish Postal workers. In the references I found, the descriptions were rather vague but I found 20, 30 and 50 cent stamps illustrated as well as the 10 cent. It probably dates from about 1947.

New York Fipex

I found this attractive poster stamp on the front cover of the magazine The Bull’s Eye issued by The Friends of Brazilian Philately. The stamp was printed

by The American Banknote Company and issued as part of the 5th International Philatelic Exhibition held in New York in 1956. Bill Hornadge advertised it in price list 13 of 1996 and that is the only reference I have seen for it.

Melbourne

This poster stamp appears to be one of a set, it has no date but has the appearance of a 1930s issue. It is possibly one of a set that featured Australian cities and scenery, but also it could be another issue related to the Centenary of Melbourne in 1934 although most of them had the date and a Centenary inscription. If any readers can fill in the details of this issue please let me know.

American Bible Society

This set of Christmas seals was sent to me by a reader. I don’t know when they were issued but they came in a sheet of ten, three each of figures 4 and 5 and two each of figures 6 and 7.

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Repo Labels

Auckland City Stamps Catalogue sale number 1 arrived in the mail recently. The sale is March 19, so will be over by the time this column appears. Lot 619 in the sale is a block of 14 of the REPO advertising poster stamps. (Fig. 8). They are listed in the New Zealand Cinderella Catalogue as E56 a set of 14 stamps. I have seen odd single stamps, but never any more than that so it is very unusual to see this lot. Mind you it is not being offered for peanuts, and my guess is that it will sell for a good price anyway.

Waikato Winter

Also in the same sale at Lot 626 is a block of four Poster Stamps advertising the Waikato Winter Show 1939 held from 30 May to 6 June. (Fig 9). It is listed in the New Zealand Cinderella Catalogue as B55.

Patriotic Badge

New Zealand’s tribute to France and the French Red Cross. This is really a badge sold for one shilling. (Fig 10). It is not recorded in Jackson’s WWI Patriotic Labels, but as it is really a badge I am not surprised. It is, however the first one recorded by the auction describer.

The Greatest Mother

This label, (fig. 11), makes an appearance occasionally, and I have done a search of Cinderellas Australasia and earlier Cinderella Corner columns to see whether it has been written up before, but it appears to have been missed. There is also no record of it in either Jackson’s catalogue of the New Zealand Cinderella Catalogue.

Prohibition Campaign

In the early 20th century prohibition of alcoholic

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drink was the subject of many campaigns. Probably the best known of these was the one conducted in the United States of America in the 1920s and 30s. However they were not alone and in New Zealand one Thomas Edward Taylor ran a campaign. Bill Hornadge recorded the stamps in the August 1978 Cinderella Corner based on an article in the Christchurch Philatelic Society journal “Captain Coqk” entitled “Down With Demon Drink”. Taylor migrated to New Zealand from the UK in 1873. He was a Band of Hope worker and soon made his mark on the country. In 1889 he helped form the Sydenham Prohibition League and this led to the passing of the Local Option Act of 1893. He was elected to the NZ Parliament in 1896 as a radical independent, but was unseated when he opposed New Zealand’s participation in the Boer

War. He was re-elected in 1902 and elected Mayor of Christchurch in 1911, but died three months after taking office. After his death the T.E. Taylor Memorial Fund was established and labels were issued to raise funds. The labels all had a portrait of Taylor on them and were printed on unwatermarked paper, perforated 11. The sheet size is not known. The New Zealand Cinderella Catalogue has recorded these as G5 to G8. In Cinderella Corner of October 1999, Bill illustrated the five shilling value and noted that the set of four had sold in the Classic Stamps sale of August 5 1999 for $2450. The three lower values were offered in the Auckland City Stamps sale of 19 March and I have illustrated the two shillings and sixpence value here, (Fig. 12)

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Cricket

Quite some time ago, in fact a few years ago, Noel Almeida sent me a selection of cricket related poster stamps and with the cricket season just about at an end I thought I should use some of them. Fig. 13 is from a Patriotic Carnival on the Melbourne Cricket Ground from October 20 to November 3 1917. Bill Hornadge wrote about it in the January 1997 column and I also wrote about it in the June 2004 column. Fig. 14 is part of a poster stamp sheet issued for the Centenary of Melbourne in 1934. There were

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several different buildings in the set and this one is of the Cricket Association Building in Melbourne. Fig. 15 is the well known South Australian Centenary poster stamp, one of nine issued in 1936. Fig. 16 came from radio station 3AW Melbourne and its sister station 3HA in Hamilton, Western Victoria for the 1954-55 Test Series in Australia. Tony Presgrave can be contacted by email at

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Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840-1970 2011 Edition ........................................ $195 Commonwealth Simplified Catalogue 1840 - 2010 .........................................................................$185 Australia and Territories 6th Edition 2011 ...................................................................................$59.95 Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka 2nd Edition 2011 ..............................................................$39.95 Belize, Guyana, Trinidad 2009 .......................................................................................................$59.95 Bermuda, Bahamas & North Caribbean 1st Edition 2006 .........................................................$59.95 Brunei Malaysia & Singapore 2009 ..............................................................................................$59.95 Canada & Former Provinces 2008 ................................................................................................$49.95 Central Africa 2nd Edition 2008....................................................................................................$39.95 Cyprus, Malta & Gibraltar 2nd Edition 2008 .............................................................................$46.95 East Africa 1st Edition 2007 ...........................................................................................................$46.95 Eastern Pacific 1st Edition 2007 ....................................................................................................$39.95 Falklands Is. & Dependencies 2010 ...............................................................................................$39.95 Hong Kong 3rd Edition 2010 ........................................................................................................$45.00 India including States 2009 ............................................................................................................$65.00 Indian Ocean 1st Edition 2007 .......................................................................................................$52.50 Ireland 3rd Edition 2008 ...............................................................................................................$37.50 Leeward Islands 2007 .....................................................................................................................$54.95 Northern Caribbean Bahamas & Bermuda 2nd Edition 2009 ..................................................$49.95 New Zealand & Dependencies 4th Edition 2009 ..........................................................................$59.95 St. Helena & Dependencies 2008 ...................................................................................................$29.95 Southern Africa 2008 ......................................................................................................................$56.50 West Africa 2007 .............................................................................................................................$59.95 Western Pacific incl. Fiji, Pitcairn, Cook Is., PNG, Solomons etc 2009 .....................................$62.50 Windward Islands 2007 ..................................................................................................................$52.50 Great Britain Concise - 2010 .........................................................................................................$72.50 Collect British Stamps 2010 ...........................................................................................................$29.95 Collect Channel Is. & Isle of Man 2011.........................................................................................$89.50 GB Specialised Queen Victoria 15th Edition .............................................................................. $119.95 GB Specialised 4 Kings 2nd Edition 2005 ........................................................................................ $110 GB Specialised QEII pre-decimal 11th Edition 2006...................................................................$89.95 GB Specialised QEII Decimal Vol 4 2008 Edition .............................................................................$99

foreign Countries & thematics

Western Europe Simplified catalogue 2005 ................................. NOW ON SPECIAL $60 was $115 Stamps of the World, 5 volumes New 2010 Edition ...................................................................$600.00 Austria & Hungary 7th Edition 2009 ............................................................................................$99.95 Balkans 2009 ..................................................................................................................................$125.00 Benelux 6th Edition 2010.............................................................................................................. $110.00 Central America 3rd Edition 2007 .............................................................................................. $115.00 Central Asia 4th Edition 2006 ........................................................................................................$79.95 China 7th Edition 2007 .................................................................................................................$105.00 Czech. & Poland 6th Edition 2002.................................................................................................$59.95 France & Colonies 2010................................................................................................................$125.00 Germany 9th Edition 2011 .............................................................................................................$99.95 Japan & Korea 2008 Edition ......................................................................................................$105.00 Italy & Switzerland 7th Edition 2009 .........................................................................................$105.00 Middle East - 2009 ....................................................................................................................... $119.95 Portugal & Spain 2005....................................................................................................................$75.00 Russia 2008 Edition.......................................................................................................................$109.95 Scandinavia 6th Edition ...............................................................................................................$129.50 South America 2008 Edition ........................................................................................................ $119.95 South East Asia 4th Edition 2004 .................................................................................................$75.00 USA 6th Edition 2006.................................................................................................................... $113.50 Collect Autographs 7nd Edition 2010 ...........................................................................................$35.00 Collect Birds on Stamps 5th Edition 2003 ....................................................................................$75.00 Collect Chess on Stamps................................................................................................................ $27.00 Collect Railways on Stamps 3rd Edition ..................................................................................... $68.50 Collect Ships on Stamps 3rd Edition 2001....................................................................................$89.50 Collect Motor Vehicles on Stamps 1st Edition 2004.................................................................... $59.95 Collect Aircraft on Stamps New Available Now ......................................................................... $119.50 Collect Fish on Stamps 1st Edition ................................................................................................$64.50

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2011 Stamps of the World 6 VOLS $695

Other Gibbons Products

New Imperial Album, 2 volumes 1840-1936 for the British Empire ........................... $750 King George VI Album Loose leaf, 4 volumes ............................................................ $1100 Blank pages for above x 25 ........................................................................................... $49.50 King George VI Album Fast-bound ............................................................................... $495 Colour Key ..................................................................................................................... $44.95 Detectamark, battery operated watermark detector .................................................... $280 Instatector, by Morley Bright ...................................................................................... $49.50 1000 Hinges ...................................................................................................................... $4.95 Instanta Perforation Gauge ......................................................................................... $15.50 Thirkell Postion Finder .................................................................................................. $7.50 Collect British British Coins ........................................................................................ $39.50 Tower Springback Album ............................................................................................. $85.00 Senator Standard Springback Album ......................................................................... $79.95 Senator Medium ............................................................................................................ $72.50 Simplex Standard Springback Album ........................................................................ $82.50 Simplex Medium ........................................................................................................... $65.00 Devon Peg Fitting Album ........................................................................................... $105.00 Exeter Peg Fitting Album ........................................................................................... $349.50 Plymouth Album with Slipcase ....................................................................................... $585 “The Philatelic� Rolls Royce of Stamp Albums ............................................................ $775

Extra leaves and binders available for all albums. Also Transparent interleaving. Please enquire.

Gibbons Australia Album, 1913-1990 ....................................................................... $149.90 as above 1991- 2003 ..................................................................................................... $149.90 Great Britain Album 1840-1970 ................................................................................ $112.50 Great Britain Album 1970-1990 ................................................................................ $112.50 Great Britain Album 1991-2003 ..................................................................................... $150 New Zealand Album 1855-1990 ................................................................................. $149.90 New Zealand Album 1991-2003 ................................................................................. $149.90 Ring Album White unfaced leaves .................................................................................... $66 As above, faced leaves ................................................................................................... $82.50 As above Black faced leaves ......................................................................................... $92.50 22 Ring Binder Only ..................................................................................................... $53.50

Other CATALOGUES & HANDBOOKS

The Australian Airmail Catalogue 2008 Edition ................................................................ $99 The Australian Airmail Catalogue Hardcover 2008 Edition........................................... $130 The Australian Comprehensive Catalogue 3 Volumes ............................................... $89.95 The Australian Comprehensive Catalogue Hardbound 1 Volume To 2006 .............. $89.50

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Looking at New Zealand

The Auckland Exhibition 1 December 1913 to 18 April 1914

Following the success of the 1906 Christchurch Exhibition, business and community groups in Auckland began planning for the Auckland Industrial, Agricultural and Mining Exhibition, which was opened by the Governor of New Zealand, Lord Liverpool, on 1st December 1913. It seems that the definitive monograph on this Exhibition has yet to be written; even Wikipedia has only a blank webpage asking for contributions. Nevertheless, it seems to be generally accepted that the event was very successful. Stamp collectors were slower off the mark and it was only on 29 October 1913, five weeks before the official opening, that the Auckland Philatelic Society (not the Society of the same name that exists today) asked the Postmaster General to issue a set Figure 2

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Figure 1 of commemorative stamps. Given the lack of time, the Post Office was only able to overprint four values of the current definitives – the 1d Dominion and the Edward VII portrait series (Fig. 1). As there was no time to properly advise the UPU of the stamp issue, it was valid for postage only within New Zealand and to Australia. The print run was quite small, ranging from 30,000 of the 3d to 120,000 of the 1d sheet stamp and a further 120,000 of the 1d in vending machine rolls. At least some of the 1d roll stamps can Figure 3


Graeme Morriss

be identified because they were double gummed. Despite the low numbers printed, only about one third of the sheet stamps sold and about one seventh of the roll stamps. They were sold only at the Exhibition Post Office and genuine used copies are usually Figure 4 (Left) Figure 5 & 5A (Below)

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Looking at New Zealand

Figure 7 & 7A

postmarked from the Exhibition (Fig. 2). The lack of demand for the stamps was probably due to their unattractive appearance and their limited validity for postage. The scarcity of these stamps makes them expensive (about $NZ800 for a mint, hinged set; dearer for genuinely used) and faked overprints exist so an expert’s certificate is advised. One characteristic the fakers often miss is the squared corners on the full stops. The full stops are rectangular, almost square (Fig. 3). Collectables are available from the period before the belated philatelic response. The advertising slogan cancellation (Fig. 4), reads: AUCKLAND DEC 1913 EXHIBITION N-Z AUCKLAND 1913 MR14 – 10.30 [1913?] There was also a set of five publicity labels, all apparently issued well before the opening of the Exhibition (Figs. 5 & 5A). Heslop (see references) lists another five, scarcer, labels – two for the use of exhibitors, one with the Exhibition crest and two with views of the main gate. During the period of the Exhibition the usual wide array of commercial picture post cards was available. The card showing the main gate (Fig. 6) is dated 1.12.13 and appears to show members of the Official Opening party. However, the Post Office also issued post cards, with prepaid imprints for ½d (inland) and 1d (to Australia). According to Samuel (see references) there were twenty different views, all used on both denominated cards and with the views printed in black and white, brown or greenish 54 - Stamp News


Graeme Morriss

blue. These cards also sold poorly and are scarce. A ½d card with the view in black and white is shown as Figs.7 and 7A. To end on a light note, a novelty photograph (not a postcard) shows two visitors to the Exhibition examining the new technology of aviation (Fig. 8).

References: Catalogue of New Zealand Stamps, Auckland, Campbell Paterson, 1952 – . Gwynn, R, Collecting New Zealand Stamps, Auckland, Heinemann Reed, 1988. Heslop, D, New Zealand Cinderellas Catalogue, Auckland, 2002. The Postage Stamps of New Zealand, vol. 1, Wellington, RPSNZ, 1936. Samuel, R D, New Zealand Postal Stationery Catalogue. Part 1, Postcards, Christchurch, 1988. Graeme can be contacted through his website: www.stampsmw.top1.com.au

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Introducing the Australian Philatelic Federation Part 12 Exhibition Frames Restoration Project

The APF Exhibition Frames Restoration Project and Appeal has been running now for almost eighteen months, and during that period the appeal has been well supported. The restoration work is well under way, but, unfortunately, the overall cost will prove to be higher than our original estimates. As part of this appeal, donors were given the opportunity to sponsor an exhibition frame, which would be recognized with a plaque on that frame. The overall aim is to have our frames all fully restored in time for the international exhibition Australia 2013 to be held in Melbourne during May 2013. For practical reasons, the original concept of the plaque being permanently affixed to the frame has been modified. The basic problem was that not all of the frames would be used at every exhibition, and the frames needed to be rotated to allow time for routine maintenance. Hence it has been decided that the plaques will be in a portable format that can be affixed to whatever frames are being used at any one time, thus giving them the maximum exposure. The plaques have now been completed and will be on view for the first time at the Sydney Stamp Expo

2011 from 31st March to 3rd April. There are currently approximately 400 plaques. Large donors were given the option of having a large number of individual plaques or a single acknowledgement. All of the large donors opted for the latter, thus allowing the full value of their donations to be allocated to the work. Certificates acknowledging the large donors will be displayed at every national and international exhibition in Australia in one of the frames, together with a progress report on the restoration work and supported by photographs. The relevant frame number for this information will appear in the exhibition catalogue. To date sponsorships of just over $30,000 have been received, and the APF is extremely appreciative of the

Ensuring the frames are square (right) using the “rubber mallet gentle persuader� and then inserting L-shaped brackets (centre) ready for the drilling team. From left to right is George Turner, Alma Downes & David Figg – Goolwa 04/01/2011.

Making running repairs on an odd frame or two at Goolwa on 03/01/2011 prior to attaching the new supporting brackets. From left to right is Tony Presgrave, Allen Downes, Peter Alexander, Clyde Ziegeler & Neville Solly. 56 - Stamp News

The drilling team attaching L-shaped supporting brackets to legs and the underneath of an upturned frame at Victor Harbor 16/08/2010. From left to right is Jeff Trinidad, Tony Presgrave & David Figg .


John Sadler,

Philatelic Development Officer, APF high level of support which this project has received. All sponsors are acknowledged in the magazine APF News and also appear on the APF’s website www.apf. org.au. The restoration work is being done in three locations, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, and Goolwa and Victor Harbour, South Australia. The initial task involved in this project is to fix brackets under the bottom rail. This will strengthen the frame and keep it square, thus reducing greatly the possibility of future damage. The next step is to replace all of the plywood backs with corflute which will reduce the weight of the frames and thus make handling easier. Many of the frames had previously been damaged and required preliminary maintenance prior to attaching the brackets. Much of the work has already been done, with the first container of the fully restored frames being used at the Sydney Stamp Expo 2011. Also used at Sydney will be two containers of partially restored frames; they only have the brackets affixed. At the outset, the cost of restoration was estimated between $20,000 and $30,000. The original concept has proved to be impractical, and the method now being used will still produce a sturdy finished product with many more years of life. It is now considered that the final cost could be as high as $50,000. It is important to Australian Philately that we have our exhibition frames in good condition as there are usually two major exhibitions each year, and the cost of replacing these frames would be prohibitive. The APF cannot thank enough the people who have so generously given of their time to work on this project, many of whom are featured in the photographs accompanying this article.

The APF Awards

The APF conducts a formal system of Awards which aim to recognise and honour philatelists and others who have made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of philately in Australia. The APF’s Award system comprises two main components - the Australian Philatelic Order Awards (APO) and the APF Services to Philately Award (at the National Level) or SPAN.

The Australian Philatelic Order

The APO was established in 1994 to recognize and

honour philatelists who have given distinguished service to Australian Philately. Nominees are considered on the basis of their services to organized philately, which includes distinguished philatelic study and research, judging, the promotion of philately and public dissemination including teaching. In addition, an APF Research Award was introduced in 1997 to ensure recognition of those who have made significant contributions in the field of research, but who do not qualify for the award of Member or Fellow. The Awards are now an established highlight of the Australian philatelic calendar with a formal presentation ceremony held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting.

Services to Philately award (at the National Level) The SPAN was established in order to allow the APF, State Councils, Philatelic Societies, the Philatelic Trade and other organisations and individuals to: • recognise outstanding service in a specific field, area or program at the national level; • acknowledge major contributions above and beyond the stated requirements; and • honour the unwavering commitment of those who encourage and inspire people of all ages to become involved in organised philately in a wide variety of ways. The acronym SPAN reflects the wide span or range that this service can cover. The Award is in the form of a plaque and certificate. All of the recipients of each of the above two awards, as well as full details of the requirements, are shown on the APF website www.apf.org.au.

Next Month

After a number of administrative problems, the Adrian Brown Family Memorial Trust has been officially launched. Next month’s article will reiterate the background to this Trust, its aims, and how donations may be made, as well as the issue of a Special Souvenir Sheet released at the Sydney Stamp Expo 2011 (APF Stand) and then on sale thereafter through the APF Store. This issue is limited to 500, and the proceeds will provide initial funds to ensure the Trust a sound start. The June article will be a full report on the Sydney Stamp Expo 2011. Stamp News - 57


Mega Mega Sale Sale Part Part IV IV Prices valid until March 31st 2011 or until sold out. All previous offers still from Mega sales I, II and III still available unless sold out. Postage free over $250 ( registration and insurance still apply) Discounts for Stamp News Subscribers 5%, for Gold Club Subscribers 10%, except on face value offers. We are always scouring the philatelic and numismatic World for new offers, here are just a few of the items we have found in the past couple of weeks plus a few real special offers, not in any particular order, so please sift through!

Mixtures

LO1) Japan Commemoratives, on single close clipped paper, totally unpicked, very colourful, best we have offered! Approx 400 stamps to the 100 gram lot, less than 10c each, many dealers soak these and sell for 50c per stamp! Price $39.50 LO2) USA off paper Supermix! Great variety, from early to modern here, around 1500 to the 100 gram lot, 3 cents per stamp! Price $44.50 LO3) Canada, all periods mix off paper, even includes some Newfoundland! Values to $5, only a couple of these lots available, less than 3c per stamp, about 1000 for $29.50 LO4) Australia close clipped single paper commems, only the latest 2009/2010 issues! Pretty impossible to get, as charities are finding it hard to get people to do the labour. About 2000 stamps to the pound, or around 3c per stamp, that’s roughly 5% of face value! $59.50 per pound. LO5) World Luxury Mix, on paper, mostly large and recent the best mix we have ever handled, only a few pounds of this available each month, terrific variety. About 2000 to the pound, so less than 10c per stamp, $195 per pound. LO6) Final reduction, we have had this for a while, dunno why it does not sell! Germany commemoratives, last of the Deutchmark period, late 1990s to about 2000. Was $19.50 per 100, now $5.50 for about 300 stamps on paper, less than 2c per stamp…MAD!

Russia Imperial Types, imperf “Specimens”

We really do not know the origin of these but came a cross a packet marked “Russia Specimens” and found inside a few sheets and part sheets of colour separations of the Imperial Eagle Types. These are

fully imperforate and printed in a range of colours and on various papers, and are quite attractive. Each is stamped or printed on the reverse “specimen” Condition is generally very good, with the odd minor fault consistent with the age of these items. RIT1) 6 different singles $29.50 RIT2) 6 different in blocks of 4 $99 RIT3) 6 different in sheetlets of 6 $149 RIT4) Interpanneux sheetlet of 12 showing the frame and centre as two separate separations in red and blue. $65

Old Austria Collection

in two official printed albums, nothing later than 1935. Extensive lot with several hundreds of stamps both mint and used, some complete sets. Very nice and fresh condition. Order OAC1) $149 OAC2) Early Austria. From the same source as above, an off paper mixture of around 1000 stamps, again nothing after 1935, good original lot. $45 Australia States off paper mixture, this mixture just gets better, with part collections etc. tipped into the lot and simply counted into lots of approx 200 stamps. Wide variety and with some better values. Order AS1) $99 Springback Binders, carton of 10. Were previously sold out. These now cost up to $72 each new. This lot is in good serviceable condition, two lots only. Order SBB1) $149. Lighthouse branded Aluminium Coin Cases. Take advantage of the high Aussie Dollar. A couple of years ago we were selling something similar for $125, then it was down to $99. These superb storage systems each come with 6 blue velvet-like trays and will hold up to 144 coins measuring 33mm or less in diameter. Only a few available at this astounding price $64.95 each! Order KOS2. Also available KOS10) Holds up to 120 coins measuring 41mm or less is diameter or KOS) Holds up to 112 coins measuring 48mm or less in diameter.

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Latest Latest Stamp Stamp & & Coin Coin Offers Offers KOS Combo, all three as above, or any 3 the same only $189!

Adelaide Zoo in presentation folder at super price of only $24.95

Complete sheets of stamps, all thematic with 25 to 50 stamps per sheet, a combination of mint unhinged and cto used, from a wide variety of countries. You can wallpaper your stamp room with these! 50 different sheets for less than $2 a sheet, $99 the lot. Order CSS1

GE1) Glassine Envelopes No.1 high quality Glassine envelopes 45 X 73mm at an exceptional low cost of $59 per 1,000

CSS2 as above but greater variety, triple sized lot $279 Cinderellas, Bogus stamps, Illegals, Revenues etc. Worldwide collection of mint and used, approx 500 stamps, less than 20c each for $99 Order lot CBR1. CBR2) As above but triple sized lot with greater variety only $279

RUS10) 2010 Russia Year Sets Annual Collections. Always a big seller includes 66 values, 13 souvenir sheets and 4 sheetlets. $145.00

New & Current World Bank Notes

ALL IN UNCIRCULATED CONDITION: UB1) Iran 20,000 Rials Trade RRP $9.95 UB2) Syria ÂŁ50.- $4.95 UB3) Ghana 1.- Cedi $6.95

Coin Sets

Latest Catalogues

2010 Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei 28th Edition - Edited by Steven Tan In full colour. Glossy pages, Easy to read including Malaysian States. Impressive Catalogue. $60.00 2011 Michel North America in full colour. Complements the extensive Michel catalogue range includes USA, Canada and United Nations, New York. 90.00 Michel New Edition Hand Book/Catalogue of Germany Feldpost 1937-1945 Hard Cover. The only catalogue to cover this important Philatelic period. $149 2011 New Zealand ACS Pocket Catalogue covers 1855-2011 Extremely easy to read. Only $13.00 2011 Coins of England and UK. 46th Edition. The only and most complete comprehensive catalogue of English coins fully illustrated. Hard Cover. $90.00 ACTO) Australia packet of 250 different CTO stamps. All issued in the last 4/5 years only. Includes some AAT, Christmas and Cocos Keeling Island. Some complete sets in setenant format as well as medium and high values - International Post. Amazing value at less than 15c per stamp! $36.50

Loose uncirculated sets of new coinage: UC1) 2010 Niue (New Zealand Dependency) Set of 5 $1 dollar coins $26.95 UC2) 2011 Estonia Set of 8 Euro Coins $15.95 UC3) 2011 Australia Uncirculated 4 x $1.-- Coin Set Ram’s Head Dollar. 4 different Mint Marks in Presentation Folder. Extremely popular Issue. RRP $15.95 UC4) USA 2011 Uncirculated Coin Set available in Denver or Philadelphia Mint Blister Pack. Each Folder contains 14 coins. $36.95, both for $69.50 ANC1) Australia New Collection of 600 different large and commemorative stamps, Offered below 5 cents per stamp only $29.50 WOW! A4MAG) A4 size Full sheet magnifier, back in stock. We sold out of these prior to Christmas, these are GREAT! Ideal for use with phone directories, newpapers, maps, stamps on pages etc. Light and flexible with easy wipe clean surface Clear sharp image only $8.95 each, two for $16. Ideal as a present too.

APANDA) Australia 2009 Presentation Stamp Sheetlet Panda arrives in Australia issued in conjunction with

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Mega Mega Sale Sale Part Part IV IV Stamp Collections 1) 1978 QEII Coronation Omnibus in Red Simplex Springback. Looks complete Anguilla to Uganda, with minisheets and sheetlets too in original folders, hardly ever seen. Plus the Crown Agents set of 21 sheetlets, all mint unhinged. Great Lot! Few sets have very minor toning. Cheap at $119 2) Germany, all areas collection of Minisheets, Mint and used on hagners. 95 plus with very high catalogue value. Many better items noted including Berlin Zoo, Adenaur, Motor cars, Olympics etc. Odd fault on a few sheets, but great value lot at less than $2.50 each, $235 3) Great Britain in two Green SG Windsor printed albums. Mostly used with some mint sets. Commences KEVII with values to 5/-, KGV with Seahorses to 10/- .KGVI and QEII Pre-decimal to One Pound, then decimals through to 1986. Good lot for expansion, huge catalogue value. $289 4) Scandinavia, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden in big Conquest Springback. Ranges from 1850’s early imperfs to 1967. Good olde tyme lot, Guessing around 1500 to 2000 stamps with many complete sets, all postally used. Fantastic value at well under 8c per stamp $129. 5) Japan Revenues in blue stockbook. Don’t know much about these but they are earlier, probably no later than about 1930. Nice lot of about 175 stamps, must be cheap at a tad over 20c each, $39 the lot. 6) France, French Colonies and Portugal and Portuguese Colonies in big red stockbook. Commences France early imperfs, Colonies to the 1970’s, then much is annotated with SG numbers, description etc. Couple of pages of KUT thrown in for nothing! Maybe 1250 to 1500 stamps, Nice lot at about 7c per stamp $99. 7) Norfolk Island in Brown Seven Seas Hingeless album. Looks virtually complete mint unhinged for the period 1966 to 1885, with a few earlier. Noted the 1967 Ship definitives and 1970 Bird definitives. Alum alone cost more than the asking price! $129 the lot! 8) Another Great Britain Postally used Collection in Green Windsor SG Springback, this one commences 1841 1d imperf. Queen Victoria is sparce, then with KEVII to 5/- and Seahorses to 10/- . Strength is in QEII issues, which is reasonably complete to 1975. Good representation of Regionals also and postage dues to 5 pounds, with a few booklets panes also. Good buying at $249 9) Australia nice mostly used collection in Seven Seas hingeless album. No Roos or KGV heads, but commencing 1914 6d Kookaburra has KGV Commemoratives complete, lacking only 3d Kooka minisheet, 3d Kingsford Smith OS overprint and 5/- Bridge. KGVI is complete with Robes thick and thin papers, and all 3d blue dies except 10/- Arms. QEII is also 99% complete to 1965 inc. 5/- white paper cattle. No Two Navigator or 10/- Cream paper. So only 6 items needed to complete

the Australia pre-decimals. Condition does vary a bit, but tremendous value at $289 10) Australia 1927 – 1965 used accumulation in big green stockbook. Multiple copies of 3d Kooka (21), 3d Airmail (15) 3d Kingsford Smith (10) 6d (3) 6d Airmail (4) 3d Sturt (13) 1/- Vic. Cent. (6) 3d MacArthur (10) 9d (3) 2/- Jubilee (2) 6d AIF (4) One Pound Arms (2) War Memorial Pair (8) Food strips (45) Plus many others too numerous to mention. Cheap lot useful for re-seller, hoarder or research. $395 11) Australia used Pre-Decimal mint and used Collection in Seven Seas Hingeless Album, commencing Kangaroos various watermarks to 5/- (15) KGV Heads to 5d (40) Noted Vic Cent set both perfs, Arms set complete, 5/- Cattle White paper mint, nice cheao lot at less than the album cost! $99 12) Similar to above but better inc. KGV to 1/4d (3) MacArthur set Mint inc. 2d Dark Hills, Anzac Pair Mint, no Arms set and 5/- Cattle White paper is used. This lot, still below the album cost, $129. 13) British Commonwealth in Red 32 page stockbook with good ranges, particularly 1949 UPU Omnibus with many complete sets mint and used, possibly up to 50 sets, but hav’nt checked in detail, plus 1937 Coronation similar. Great lot! $189 14) Samoa, dealers stock of mostly Mint Unhinged in large grey stockbook. Commences 1935 Jubilee through to about 1980. Good ranges with duplication up to 7 sets of each. Much in good thematics here. Suit re-seller or eBay etc. Very good lot and cheap at $129 Something Different: Falkland Islands Phone cards, 15 different with values to Ten Pounds. Face value over $130. $29.50 the lot!

Big Collections, All Different! Australia 1000 ..................................................................................... $89 1500 ......................................................................................................$349 Australia Large only 1000 .............................................................$119 Australia High Values only 400 ...................................................$329 Botswana 500 ...................................................................................$349 600 ........................................................................................................$549 700 ........................................................................................................ $599 Brazil Commemoratives 500 .......................................................$119 1000 ......................................................................................................$295 British Pacific Is. 500 ........................................................................$299 1000 ......................................................................................................$629 Brunei 100 .......................................................................................... $149 Cambodia, pre 1975 200 ..............................................................$229 375 ..................................................................................................... $1650 Cambodia and Kampuchea 1975 onwards 700 ..................... $69 Canada 1000 ....................................................................................... $89 Ceylon/Sri Lanka 600 ..................................................................... $229 China, People’s Republic 500....................................................... $149

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Latest Latest Stamp Stamp & & Coin Coin Offers Offers 1000 ......................................................................................................$649 1500................................................................................................... $1950 Christmas Is. 300 ..............................................................................$479 Cocos (Keeling) Is. 300 ................................................................... $629 Fiji 400 .................................................................................................$299 500 ........................................................................................................$479 600 .......................................................................................................$799 France 1000 .......................................................................................$129 France all large 500 ......................................................................... $149 Great Britain 1000 ............................................................................. $75 1500 ......................................................................................................$139 2000 ......................................................................................................$229 Hong Kong 300 ................................................................................ $169 400 ........................................................................................................$299 500 ........................................................................................................$629 800 ..................................................................................................... $2499 India Pre. 1953 150.......................................................................... $169 200 ........................................................................................................$399 India all large 500 ............................................................................$119 1000 ......................................................................................................$229 1500...................................................................................................... $499 Indonesia 600 ..................................................................................... $89 Iran 450 ...............................................................................................$119 Ireland 500 .........................................................................................$119 1000...................................................................................................... $629 Ireland Large 300 ............................................................................... $74 Israel 1000 ..........................................................................................$299 Japan Commems 1000 ..................................................................$294 2000 ................................................................................................... $1469 Lesotho 300 .......................................................................................$149 500 ........................................................................................................$379 Macau 200 ..........................................................................................$399 300 ........................................................................................................$839 500 ..................................................................................................... $2599 Malaysia 500 ........................................................................................ $95 700 ........................................................................................................$229 1000 ......................................................................................................$499 1200 ......................................................................................................$799 Malta 500 ............................................................................................$139 600 ........................................................................................................$229 700 ........................................................................................................$399 Mauritius 300 ....................................................................................$199 400 ........................................................................................................$294 500 ........................................................................................................$399 700 ..................................................................................................... $1259 Namibia 200 ........................................................................................ $74 Nepal 400 ............................................................................................. $74 450 ........................................................................................................$199 New Zealand 800 .............................................................................$125 1000 ......................................................................................................$249 1200 ......................................................................................................$299 Norfolk Is. 200 ...................................................................................$149

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New Orleans' Postmaster Provisionals Almost 150 years ago, J. L. Riddell faced a rather complicated situation. He was the postmaster of New Orleans in the State of Louisiana. As a consequence of the civil war between the North and the South, US postage stamps were no longer valid in the southern states after June 1, 1861. The first stamp issues of the Confederate States of America (CSA) made their appearance on October 16, 1861. To solve this problem Riddell decided to have his own stamps printed. He was not alone in taking this unusual measure; many local postmasters in the southern states issued similar provisional postage stamps which were only valid at their own post offices. Riddell’s stamps carried the following text in

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the sheet margin: “Usable exclusively in the New Orleans Post Office”. Thus it was quite clear that these stamps could only be used on mail in New Orleans. The idea of issuing provisional stamps undoubtedly came from postmaster provisionals released in 1845-1847 in Baltimore, New York, Providence, St. Louis and a few other towns. The US Post Office issued its first postage stamps in 1847. The provisional stamps were intended to be used on mail deposited in the mail boxes at times when the local post office was closed. Interestingly Riddell also had stamps printed in early 1862 but this was probably due to the difficulties in obtaining stamps from the CSA postal


Christer Brunström service due to the war. But before discussing the stamps, it might be a good idea to take a closer look at Louisiana and New Orleans. The city is located right at the spot where the Mississippi River reaches the Gulf of Mexico. Large parts of the city are below the level of the sea. This led to the disaster in 2005 when hurricane Katrina hit the area. In 1682, French explorer La Salle reached Louisiana on his travels. Later the British authorities deported a large number of French settlers in Nova Scotia in the East of Canada to the Louisiana area. Even today there remains a small group of people who speak a language with very strong French roots. The most famous dialect is called Cajun, a term

which is also used to describe both food and music. New Orleans’ “French Quarter” still has many old buildings from the late 18th century. The colony was named after King Louis XIV. In 1762, Spain took control of the area but it reverted to France in 1802. However, the French immediately decided to sell Louisiana to the USA – apparently Emperor Napoleon needed money to finance his many wars in Europe. The sale took place in 1803 and Louisiana then became a US state in 1812. The economic activities flourished in New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana. New Orleans had a very important harbour with a large trade. The state was often nicknamed the “Cotton State” as this was the major cash crop. Cheap slave labour was

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New Orleans' Postmaster Provisionals used on the huge cotton plantations. Today agricultural activities are certainly not as important as in the past. Large industrial areas have been established along the Mississippi. The oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico is increasingly important. The 2010 explosion on a BP oil platform led to a disastrous oil spill which hit the Louisiana coastline badly. Thus New Orleans has had its share of major disasters. In many ways the civil war was a disaster for the young North American nation. In 1860, Abraham

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Lincoln had been elected president of the USA. The programme of his Republican party had the abolition of slavery as a high priority. This was certainly not good news for many people in the South. Already in 1860, South Carolina decided to secede from the USA. During the spring of 1861, ten additional states including Louisiana decided to follow South Carolina’s example to form the Confederate States of America. Lincoln refused to accept the secession and as a consequence the war erupted in April 1861. The extremely bloody conflict


Christer Brunström caused tens of thousands of casualties on both sides and ruined large areas of the South. The war ended in 1865 when the South had to capitulate. The abolition of slavery was perhaps the issue which initiated the conflict but there were also many other important economic, social and cultural differences between the North and the South. Today 150 years after the start of the Civil War, interest in the conflict remains very strong. Many US philatelists specialize in the stamps and postal history of the CSA. The Confederate Stamp Alliance boasts a membership of more than 700 philatelists and in the near future it plans to release a massive handbook covering every possible postal aspect of the war. In New Orleans postmaster Riddell realized that extraordinary measures were needed to make to postal service work smoothly. The postage stamp most needed was the five cents but there was also a need for two-cent stamps for local letters. At a local print shop Riddell had a five-cent stamp printed in brown. It went on sale on June 12, 1861. Six days later there was a second printing but now in yellow brown colour. There were further printings in slightly different shades of brown. The many shades are undoubtedly due to the fact that the printers were unable to mix exactly the same ink for each new printing. There are also a couple of five-cent stamps printed in red; they are rarities today. The two-cent stamp was released on July 14, 1861 and it was printed in blue. The printed quantity apparently lasted for the rest of the year. On January 6, 1862 there was a new printing of the two-cent denomination but now in red of which there are many shades. Scott Specialized Catalogue of U.S. Stamps and Covers lists seven different stamps from New Orleans (62X1-62X7). Collectors wanting to add only one single stamp from New Orleans to their collections should go for the red two-cent stamp. There were apparently remainders and a nice mint copy can be had for less than $200. Another stamp in about the same

category is the yellow-brown five-cent stamp issued in December 1861. On cover the New Orleans stamps are not that common and in some cases they are great rarities. But if you settle for just the stamps, it is possible to assemble a small one-page collection of Riddell’s stamps. Some of the New Orleans issues belong to the most common postmaster provisionals. The photo of the cover shown nearby was supplied by Patricia Kaufmann. She is not only the President of the Confederate Stamp Alliance (members are known as generals or colonels) but also one of many dealers who deal exclusively in the stamps and postal history of the Civil War. John Leonard Riddell (1807-1865) was in many ways a most interesting personality. He had a host of different occupations. Professionally he was a medical doctor and a professor of chemistry at the Medical College of Louisiana. He constructed a microscope which was used in cholera research. But Riddell was also a botanist, geologist and politician. In his free time he collected coins, the perfect hobby for a man who was involved with the New Orleans mint. In idle moments he wrote a kind of science fiction novel. In the book he tells the story of a student who travels to the moon and to Mars. In 1863, Riddell claimed that he had been elected governor of the State of Louisiana but it seems he got it all wrong. Despite his many occupations he also found the time to serve as postmaster of New Orleans. It is somewhat ironic that Riddell passed away when the war ended. If we look carefully at Riddell’s stamps we find his name at the top. One is struck by the rather primitive execution of the designs. The stamps were printed in sheets of 40 by John V. Childs. After the war collectors were anxious to get hold of the provisional stamps. However, many of them were already scarce. Thus forgers have been very active in this area. Some even produced entirely new “stamps” as the one shown here. It is always a piece of good advice to acquire postmaster provisionals from reputable dealers who know and guarantee what they are selling.

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philatelic clubs & societies new south wales Armidale Circle RSPC: Mtg 2nd Wed Australian Cmwlth Collectors Club of NSW: Mtg 3rd Mon 7.45pm, 1st flr. Philas House, 17 Brisbane St, Darlinghurst, Sydney 2001. Ph 02 9267 8301; Fax: 02 9264 4741. GPO Box 1971, Sydney NSW 2000 Ph: 02 9264 8301 Aust. States Study Circle: Mtg 4th Wed 7.30pm; Ph: 02 9264 8301 Bathurst Stamp Coin and Collectables Club: Mtg 1st Mon 7.30pm, Old Eglinton fire shed, Park St, Elington PO Box 151, Bathurst NSW 2795 Bega Phil. & Numismatic Society: Mtg 3rd Friday 8.00pm. Mthly Newsletter. PO Box 370, Bega NSW Blue Mountains Stamp Club: Mtg 4th Friday (ex Dec) 8.00pm Katoomba Public School; PO Box 76, Blackheath Campbelltown District PS: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm (ex Jan - 4th Wed); @ Catholic Hall Acacia St, Ruse. Inquiries: mystampclub@yahoo.com.au; PO Box 478, Campbelltown 2560 Castle Hill SC Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm, Hills District Bowling Club, Jenner Street, Baulkham Hills; PO Box 151 Castle Hill NSW 1765 China Study Group of PSNSW: Mtg 4th Mon 7.30pm; Ph: 02 9264 8301 Cinderella SC: Mtg 2nd Friday, even months; Produces “Cinderellas Australia” and monographs; PO Box 889, Chatswood, NSW 2057 Coffs Harbour SC: Mtg 2nd Wed Earlwood and District SC:Mtg 1st Wed Grafton SC: Mtg 2nd Wed (ex. Dec) Grafton Stampers & Everything Philatelic: Mtg 1st Sun 2pm (ex School Hols). Grafton Baptist Church Hall, Cnr Queen & Oliver Sts. Ph 02 6642 1363. email gbchurch@bigpond.com. Great Lakes SC: Mtg1st Sat 9.30am , Workshop & Market 1st Sat 9-12, Great Lakes Campus Annexe, Taree St, Tuncurry Enq: Ph 02 6554 9776 Gosford PS: Afternoon Mtg 1st Mon; Evening Mtg 2nd Thurs Hawkesbury Valley PS (Richmond Stamp Club): Mtg 2nd Thurs (ex Jan) PO Box 28 Richmond 2753 Illawarra PS: Mtg 3rd Thursday (ex. Jan) Wollongong Master Build. Club Ltd, Oasis Room, 7.30pm. All welcome. Tel. (02) 42252011. Kempsey RSL PS: Mtg 2nd Wed Lake Macquarie Stamp Club:: Mtg 2nd Sat 9am; Combined Pensioners & Community Care Services 130 Josephson St, Swansea. Enq: 02 4392 5211 Lower Clarence PS: Mtg 4th Tues Macquarie Valley PS: Mtg 2nd Tues Maitland SC: Mtg 2nd Mon ex Jan. ‘Show & Tell’ every mtg E. Maitland Bowling Club, Bank St. Pres. Mark Saxby; Sec. David Carratt; Ph: 02 4932 4045 Email: carrotspatch@tpg.com.au Manly-Warringah PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs St David’s Church Hall, Dee Why. Sec. Graeme Morriss Ph: 02 9905 3255 email: stampsmw@bizland.com.au Manly-Warringah Rugby Leagues SC: Mtg 4th Tues cnr. Pittwater Rd & Federal Pde, Brookvale. Sec. Graeme Morriss Ph: 02 9905 3255 email: stampsmw@bizland.com.au Milton-Ulladulla SC: Mtg 1pm on 4th Mon (ex Dec); Milton-Ulladulla Bowling Club Mtg Room, St Vincent St, Ulladulla, Sec. PO Box 670, Ulladulla, NSW, 2539 Morisset Uniting Church SC: Mtg 4th Sat 10am (ex Dec) Enq: 4977 2525 (Jenny) Mudgee Coin Note & Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Sunday Ph 02 63735324 Nambucca River PS: Mtg 1st Sunday

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NSW club information:The Philatelic Association of NSW, PO Box220, Darlinghurst, NSW, 1300 Phone: 02 9264 8301

Newcastle PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs, 7.30pm Mayfield Ex-Services Club; 10am 3rd Wed, 48 Mackie Ave, New Lambton, Juniors 11am 3rd Sun, Wallsend Pioneers Hall NSW Postcard Collectors Soc: Mtg 1st Wed 7.30pm; Ph: 02 9264 8301 Northern Suburbs PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs, 7.45pm, Naremburn Library, Central St, Naremburn off Slade St; Ph: 02 9419 7354 Orange Coin and Stamp Club: Mtg Last Tuesday, Orange Community Info Centre, 79-81 Kite St, Orange 7.30pm Ph: 02 6362 3754. Orchid Stamp Club: Mtg 3rd Sat. (Jan and each 2nd mth) Parramatta PS: Mtg 1st Friday Penrith and District PS: Mtg 1st Thursdays, 8pm, CWA rooms, Baby Health Ctr, Tindale St PO Box 393, Kingswood NSW 2747 PHILAS Stamp Auctions: Mtg 2nd Sat Mar,Jul, Nov Ph 02 9264 8301 PS of Australia: Mtg 3rd Wed (exDec); Ph 02 9399 7556 PS of NSW: Mtg 1st Tues (Philas House), 3rd Tues (Chatswood); Ph: 02 9264 8301 Richmond River (Lismore) PS: Mtg 4th Thursday Royal Sydney Philatelic Club: Mtg 2nd Tues. (ex Jan); Ph: 02 9264 8301 Sapphire Coast Stamp & Coin Club: Mtg Enq 02 6495 7308. Mail to PO Box 285, Pambula, NSW 2549 St. George PS: Mtg 1st Mon Shoalhaven PS: Mtg 2nd Monday (Ex Jan) PO Box 4047, East Nowra 2541. Ph 02 44472976 Smithfield SC: Mtg 2nd Mon Society for Polar Philately: 2009 Mtg Dates: Weds Feb 10, Mar 10, May 12, July 14, Sept 8, Nov 10, 8pm, Ryde Ex-Services Club, 724-730 Victoria Rd, Ryde, NSW. Tel: 9807 3344. Sec. Peter Brigden, PO Box 408, Wahroonga, NSW, 2076. Visitors welcome Strathfield-Burwood PS: Mtg 4th Wed Sussex Inlet and District: Mtg 3rd Mon Sutherland Shire PS: Mtg 2nd Tues. , 7:30pm, Sutherland Uniting Services Club, 7 East Pde, Sutherland. Information Secretary, PO Box 339, Sutherland, NSW 1499 Sydney Anglican Stamp Society: Mtg 2nd Sat, even months 9.30am - 2.30pm, St Paul’s, Carlingford. Details: www.philas.org.au/sysdneyanglicanstampsociety Tamworth PS: Mtg 1st Mon ex. Jan. Tamworth Bridge Club, 7 Hilton St, Tamworth Sec. Graeme Mitchell. PO Box 678, Tamworth NSW 2340 Ph. 02 67664853 Taree RSL Club Ltd SC: Mtg 3rd Mon Thematic Society of Australia: Mtg 3rd Wed Toronto SC: Mtg 1st Wed Tuggerah SC: Mtg 4th Sun (ex Dec.) Turramurra SC: Mtg 2nd Monday, 7.45pm. Ph: 9144 4225 Twin Towns Stamp Club Inc.: Mtg 1st Monday, 7.30p, Home & Comm. Centre, Tweed Heads Wagga SC: Mtg 1st Wed (ex Jan) ARCC Building, Tarcutta St, 7.30pm. Secretary: Peter Simpfendorfer Ph:02 6922 3393 Willoughby Legion Philatelic Section: Mtg 4th Tues Wyong PS: Mtg 3rd Tues, 7.30m. Jim Spence, Sec. Ph 02 4392 7536

northern territory Alice Springs SC: Meet Informally; PO Box 1529, Alice Springs, NT, 0871. Ph 08 8953 3054 Darwin Philatelic Circle: 1st Sun. 10am - 2pm. 53 Flametree Crt, Rosebery; Ph:(08) 8931 2898; PO Box 1624, Palmerston, NT, 0831; Email: Nadine.Tinsley@nt.gov.au-. WA club information: WA Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Perth, WA, 6001 Mandurah SC: Mtg 2nd Tues; Ph: 08 9582 9108email: stafford@southwest.com.au Northern Districts SC: Mtg 2nd Mon; Ph: 08 9329 0117 Philatelic Forum: Mtg 1st Mon (ex Jan); Ph: 08 9294 4277 Rockingham & Kwinana (PS of): Mtg 3rd Tues (NB 2nd in Dec) Pres. Malcolm Brown; Sec. Terry Boyd; PRO Lucie Schokker Ph. 08 9419 1604; email: malcolm.b@iinet.net.au PS of WA: Mtg 3rd Tues; Ph: 08 9294 4277 Stirling PS: Mtg 4th Wed (ex Dec); Clubrooms, Charles Riley Reserve, Wendling Rd, North Beach, Ph: 08 9447 7256 The Postmark Circle (WA): Mtg 2nd Mon; Ph: 08 9294 4277 Victoria Park SC: Mtg 1st Wed; Ph: 08 9472 8072 or 08 9450 5280 WA Study Group: Mtg 4th Thurs (ex Dec) 08 9384 1050 Wanneroo SC: Mtg 3rd Mon; Ph: 08 6106 0874.


philatelic clubs & societies new zealand Air Mail Society of NZ: Mtg 3rd Mon (ex. Jan). Ph: 03 358 4838 Auckland PS: Mtg 1st and 3rd Tues (except Jan); Email bruce.chadderton @fitec. org.nz Add Ph 09 9853212 www.aps.gen.nz Christchurch PS: Mtg 2nd Tues, Library night 3rd Tuesday; Email: gftyson@inet.net. nz Ph 03 3541064 Dunedin PS: Mtg 4th Thurs (except Nov and Dec). Ph 03 4557643; Email paul@ classiekrealestate.co.nz Hastings Stamp Collectors Club: Mtg 3rd Wed (except Jan and 2nd Wed Dec). Ph 06 8706710; Email jan-dave@clear.net.nz Hawkes Bay PS: Mtg 1st Wed (ex. Jan); Ph: 06 843 9433 Email dennmarg@paradise. net.nz Horowhenua PS: Mtg 2nd Mon. Ph: 06 368 6202 Email michael.Christensen@xtra. co.nz Hutt Valley PS: Mtg 1st Tues (ex. Jan); Ph: 04 568 4892; Email: richards@nec.co.nz Kapiti PS: Mtg 3rd Tues (ex Dec); Ph: 04 297 1197 Manaia PS: Mtg (Hawera) 1st Sun. Ph 06 2784292, email: peter.Williams @xtra. co.nz Manawatu PS: Mtg 1st Wed, daytime meeting 3rd Tues. Ph 06 3289 895; Email patricia.Larsen@xtra.co.nz Marlborough Stamp Collectors Club: Mtg 3rd Mon (except Jan and 2nd Mon Dec). Ph 03 5776166; Email lousv8@yahoo.com Morrinsville Stamp Club: Mtg 2nd Wed Ph 07 8896251 Nelson PS: Mtg 2nd Tues. Ph: 03 5477516 NZ Stamp Collectors Club Christchurch: Mtg 4th Wed ; Ph 03 3596758; www.nzeal. com/philately/nzscc.htm North Shore PS: Mtg 2nd (except Jan) and 4th Wed (except Jan and Dec). Ph: 09 4141044; Email: nsps@xtra.co.nz www.northshoreps.com Postal History Soc of NZ: Auckland 1st Mon (except Jan). Ph: 09 522 0311 Chapter meetings held Invercargill, Nelson, New Plymouth and Wellington. Ph: 07 3476428

queensland Arana Hills SC: Meeting 2nd Tues; 07 3851 0213; email: petermccloskey@bigpond. com Bayside Afternoon SC: Meeting last Wed; Ph: 07 3206 6281. Bribie Island SC: Meeting 4th Wed; Ph: 07 3408 2238 Bundaberg PS: Mtg 2nd Mon, The Family Centre, Kensington St (in the Show Grounds); Ph: 07 4152 2403 or 07 4151 3062 Caboolture & District SC: Mtg 3rd Sat. Ph: 07 5498 6504 Cairns SC: Mtg 3rd Wed. 7.30pm Star Services, 115 Lyons St, Bungalow Ph: 07 4055 1302 Sec: Ross Bottomer, email:rbottomer@y7mail.com, web:www.cairnsstampclub. asn.au Caloundra SC: Mtg 4th Thurs 1.30pm Ph: 07 5494 7233 City Daytime SC: Mtg 2nd Thurs. Ph: 07 3206 6281 City of Brisbane PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs; Ph: 07 3263 8573 (ah); email: desley@mycelebrant.com COLLECTORS CLUB QUEENSLAND: Mtg 2nd Thurs 1.00 pm BCC Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Upper Mt.Gravatt. Contact 32068507 or stampman5@ bigpond.com Deception Bay SC: Mtg 1st Sat. Ph: 07 3204 6095 Enoggera SC: Mtg 1st and 3rd Mon. Ph: 07 3264 4157 Gladstone and District PS: Mtg 2nd Wed (Ex. Jan) & 4th Wed (Ex.Dec). Ph. Sec: 07 4978 1155 Ian Rippingale, Gold Coast PS: Mtg 2nd Mon, 11.30am, Southport Community Centre, Lawson St, Southport. Ph: 07 5546 3801 Gympie SC: Mtg - 3rd Mon. Ph: 07 5482 5698 Hervey Bay Afternoon Club: Mtg 3rd Wed. Ph: 07 4124 1138 Ipswich SC: Mtg 1st Thurs (ex. Jan). Ph: 07 3282 2983

Further information can be obtained from the NZ Philatelic Federation, PO Box 58139, Whitby, Porirua, 5245, NZ. E-mail: secretary@nzpf.org.nz Pukekohe Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Sunday Ph: 09 2357737 Email: pukekohestampclub@gmail.com Royal PS of NZ: Mtg 2nd Tues (ex Jan); Ph: 04 472 2590; Email rpsnz @orcon.net.nz and; Website www.rpsnz.org.nz South Auckland PS:Mtg last Sat (except Dec), Papatoetoe, day time mtgs 3rd Fri(ex Dec); Ph: 09 5366708 ; Email: panross@xtra.co.nz Southland PS: Mtg 1st Thurs (except Jan). Ph 03 2158177 Email antqgevi@es.co. nz Taranaki PS: Mtg 1st Mon except Jan. Ph: 06 758 6233; Email: sheryllb@xtra.co.nz Tauranga & District Stamp Club: Mtg 2nd (except Jan) and 4th Mon (except Dec); Ph: 07 5768866; Email: patandrobcarlyon@xtra.co.nz Thames Valley PS: Mtg 1st Mon(except Jan). Ph: 07 8689190; Email: apberry@ wave.co.nz Thematic Association of NZ: Ph: 04 234 7218; Email: bob@gibsonz.com Timaru PS: Mtg 1st Wed. Ph: 03 6888829 Upper Hutt PS: Mtg 3rd Mon (except 2nd Mon Dec).04 5284123 ; Email km_Isaac@ paradise.net.nz Waikato PS: Mtg 1st (except Jan) and 3rd Wed (except Dec). Ph 07 8556572 Email c.cameron@agresearch.co.nz Wakatipu PS: Ph: 03 442 8865 Wanganui PS: Mtg 2nd Wed. (Ex. Jan) Ph 06 3448009; Email sandy.j@ihug.co.nz Warkworth & Districts Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Thu 1:00pm Ph 09 4258791 Wellesley PS: Mtg 2nd and 4th Mon (ex public holidays). Ph: 09 8271240 Wellington PS: Mtg 4th Mon (except 2nd Mon Dec); daytime meeting 3rd Thurs. Ph: 04 234 7218; Email: bob@gibsonz.com Whakatane PS: Mtg 2nd & 4th Thurs Ph: 07 3071016 Whangarei PS: Mtg 2nd Meeting: 2nd Tues (Ex. Jan) 09-4348000 Email johnmonica@xtra.co.nz QLD Philatelic Council, 18 Coolcrest St, Wynnum, Qld, 4178. Ph: 07 3396 0846 Fax: 07 3396 0842. Email: QPC-stamps@acenet.net.au Web: www.qpc.asn.au

Junction Park SC: Mtg 1st Tues, 7.30pm, Annerley Baptist Hall, Lambton St. Contact: 07 3272 8304. PO Box 177, Annerley, 4103, lopatich@bigpond.net.au Lockyer Valley SC: Mtg 4th Sun, 1.30pm, Senior Citizens’s Hall, Gatton. Kerri Martin, Sec. Ph: 07 5465 3390 Email: lvsc@bigpond.com Logan City SC: Meetings 2nd Thurs, 25 Ewing Rd, Logan Central, 6pm. Ph: 07 3805 9226. Mackay and District PS: Mtg 2nd Tues. Ph: 07 4942 5433; Maryborough and Wide Bay PS: Mtg 1st Wed (ex. Jan). Salvation Army Youth 7 Comm. Hall. Bazaar St Maryborough. Ph: 07 41224708 (see also Hervey Bay) Nanango SC: Mtg 4th Thurs. Ph: 07 4162 2945 Philatelic Society of Qld: Mtg 4th Wed 7.30pm,18 Coolcrest St, Wynnum. Ph: 07 3245 5222 Queensland Study Group: Sunday bi-monthly 1.00pm meets QPS house. Contact Ph: 07 3396 0846 email: QPC-stamps@acenet.net.au Redcliffe SC: Mtg 2nd Sat. Ph: 07 3204 6095 Rockhampton SC: Mtg 1st Tues. Ph: 07 4926 3336 Sherwood Afternoon SC: Mtg 2nd Tues. Ph: 07 3372 6096 Southport Afternoon SC: Mtg 2nd Sat; Ph: 07 55630384 Southside PS: Mtg 3rd Tuesday & 3rd Wednesay (9am) Ph: 07 3848 2304 (ah) email: david.appleton@mailbox.uq.edu.au Sunshine Coast SC (formerly Nambour SC): Mtg 1st Wed, 7.15pm at Red Cross Hall, Price St Ph: 075445 3647 Thematics Queensland: Mtg bi-monthly 9.30am. Ph: 07 3262 5605 email: j.crowsley@uq.net.au Toowoomba SC: Mtg 2nd Sat 2pm; Pres. Bob Littlehales; Secretary Allan Weeks Phone 07 46355623; PO Box 1591. Ph: 07 4638 3328 Twin Towns SC: Mtg 1st Mon; Ph: 07 5598 7629 Waterloo Bay SC: Mtg 1st Thurs (afternoon); 4th Thurs (evening); Ph 07 3207 3121.

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philatelic clubs & societies south australia

Information about clubs in SA can be obtained from the SA Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Adelaide, SA 5001. Daytime Ph: 08 8212 3557 or 8223 4435

Australian Airmail Society: 1st Wed. 7.45pm 22 Gray Court, Adelaide. PO Box 395, Edwardstown 5039. Ph: 08 8276 3969 Barossa SC: Mtg 1st Tue 7.30 Greenock Luth Church Hall, Bevan St, Greenock; PO Box Greenock 5360; email: Jamil49@bigpond.com; Ph: (08) 8562 8386 Blackwood PC: Mtg 2nd Wed ex Jan; Uniting Church, Main Rd, Blackwood; Ph: 08 8278 1629; PO Box 581, Blackwood 5051; email: teepee@teegee.com.au Bordertown & Districts PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs; Bordertown PSchool; Ph: 08 8752 1297 Community PS: Mtg 1st & 3rd Fri - 7.30pm. Marion Bowling Club, off Sturt Rd. PO Box 75 Edwardstown, 5039; Auctions, circuit books. Ph: 0408806894 City of Noarlunga PS: Mtg alternate thurs,-- Community Health Centre, Grand Boulevard, Seaford, Contact 08 85566371 or PO Box 272, Port Noarlunga 5167 Eastern Districts PS: 2nd Thurs (ex. Jan), 7.30pm Senior citizens Hall, 47 Reid Ave. Hectorville; PO Box 240, Magill, 5072; Ph: 0400 156 796 Elizabeth PS: Mtg 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7.30pm, RSL Hall, Cnr of Halseys/Midway Rds;PO Box 701, Elizabeth 5112; Ph: 08 8255 0608 Encounter Bay SC: Mtg 1st Wed, 7.30pm; School Hall, Woolworths Centre, Victor Harbour; PO Box 317, Goolwa 5214; aydepe@bigpond.com; Ph: 08 8555 3311 ETSA Stamp Club: Mtg 1st Mon (ex. Jan); Canteen, 1 Anzac Highway, Keswick; PO Box 2079, Magill North, 5072; Ph: 08 8278 7163 Frama Club: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm, members homes; For collectors of CPS, Framas. Newsletter and Auctions. PO Box 62 Campbelltown 5074. Gawler SC: Mtg 4th Mon 7.30pm; Evanston Primary School, Para Rd, Evanston. PO Box 2, Willaston 5118; Ph: 08 8522 2335 Email: jo.trev@bigpond.com German Philatelic Club: Mtg 2nd & 4th Mon 8pm; German Club, 223 Flinders St, Adelaide 5000; Ph: 08 8260 2251 Glenside PS: 1st Wed 7.30pm& 3rd Sat 1.30pm; Uniting Church Hall, Carlton St. Highgate. PO Box 29, Glenside 5063. Ph: (08) 8353 8683 Lower Murray PS: Mtg 3rd Thurs,7.30pm, 2nd Sat, 10am; Murray Bridge Showgrounds. PO Box 810, Murray Bridge; Ph: 08 85704074 purjohn@activ8.net.au Mount Gambier PS: Mtg 3rd Tues; Reidy Park Corn Centre. 8pm. Also1st Sunday (ex. Jan) 1.30pm - 4pm. PO Box 2261,Mt Gambier.Ph: 08 8724 9474 Para Hills PS: Mtg 1st Sun; Community Hall Wilkinson Rd, Para Hills. PO Box 64, Para Hills; Ph: 08 8522 4345

victoria Australian PS: Bi-monthly meetings on 3rd Monday in February, April, June, August, October and December at RSL Homes, 152 Canterbury Road [cnr Keats Street] Canterbury. Secretary, PO Box 7014, Hawthorn, Vic, 3122 Bairnsdale SC: Mtg 3rd Thurs Ballarat PS:Mtg 3rd & 5th Mon Balwyn PS: Mtg 3rd Friday; Daytime 1st Friday Bendigo PS: Mtg 1st Tues Berwick SC:Mtg 2nd Sun (ex Jan); Ph: 03 5942 7626 Blackburn Baptist SC: Mtg 3rd Thurs Brighton PS: Mtg 2nd & 4th Tues; Daytime 3rd Tues Camperdown SC: Mtg 1st Tues Castlemaine SC: Mtg 3rd Tues (ex Dec) Colac PC: Mtg 4th Mon (ex. Dec), Colac Community College, Bromfield St, Colac. Ph:52314746 Corner Inlet SC: Mtg 4th Thurs, Foster, Ph: 03 56881100 Dandenong PS: Mtg 4th Wed (ex Dec) Diamond Valley PS: Mtg 3rd Mon Essendon-Broadmeadows PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs; St Johns Uniting Church Hall, Cnr Mt Alexander Rd & Buckley St, Essendon; Murray Gorham, Ph 9306 7480 Footscray PS: Mtg 1st Mon (2nd in Jan); Footscray Senior Citizens Room, 130 Buckley St, Footscray Frankston & District SC: Mtg 3rd Tues (2nd in Dec) Seaford Community Centre, Broughton St Seaford. Ph: 5996 3745 Geelong PS: Mtgs 1st & 3rd Sat 7.30pm (ex Jan) Diversitat Community Centre, 9-15 Clarence St, Geelong West. Ph: 5261 5461 (Sec) Hamilton PS: Mtg 2nd Monday Hungarian PS: Mtg 2nd Wed Italian PS: Mtg 2nd Mon (ex Jan), 7.30pm, Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Rd Bullen. (PO Box 166, Niddrie, 3042)

tasmania Burnie PS: Mtg 2nd Fri , 7.30pm. Ph: 03 6433 3962 Derwent Valley PS: Mtg 4th Mon Devonport Junior SC: Mtg 1st & 3rd Mon Devonport Stamp Group: Mtg 4th Fri, Public Library Mtg Rms, 7.30pm Ph. 03 6424 3449 Glenorchy SC: Mtg 1st Tues Hobart Junior Group: Mtg 1st Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224

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Phillumeny SC: U3/26-28 Crovier Av, Modbury 5092. Ph: 08 8337 6533 Email: www.users.or.net/figg/amccs Port Pirie PS: Mtg 4th Mon; PO Box532, Pt Pirie 5540; Ph: 08 8632 1105 Printed Collectables Club (SAPC): Mtg last Tues, Julia Farr Cent. Canteen, Ground Floor, Fisher St. Ph: 08 8265 7395; PO Box 657, Enfield Plaza 5085 PS of South Australia:1st & 3rdTues; 22 Gray Ct. GPO Box 1937, Adelaide 5001; Ph: 08 8555 3311 PS of South Aust. (Aus. Com. Spect.Grp.): Mtg 4th Tues 7.30pm;22 Gray Ct. Ph: 08 8373 3756 PS of South Australia (Daytime SC):Mtg 1st & 3rd Thurs; 22 Gray Ct.Ph: 08 8373 3756 PS of South Australia (Study Group):Mtg 4th Tues 7.30pm; 22 Gray Ct. Ph: 08 8522 4345 PS of Woodville: Mtg 2nd Fri; Murree Smth Hall. PO Box 27, Woodville 5011; Ph: 08 8443 5547 Postal Stat & Postal Hist Soc: Mtg 2nd Tues; SAPHIL House, 22 Gray Ct, Adelaide. email: psandph@arcom.com.au; Ph: 08 8260 3352 Riverland PS: Mtg 2nd Fri;Berry Primary School. PO Box 901, Berri 5343; Ph: 08 8588 1109 SA Junior Stamp Club: Mtg 2nd Sun 1pm - 3pm;Anyone over 5years, parents welcome. 22 Grey St, Adelaide. 08 8250 0484 Salisbury PS: Mtg 1st & 3rd Mon;StJohns Church Hall. PO Box 336 Salisbury 5108; Ph: 08 8252 2392 Southern Districts PS: Mtg 4th Wed; PO Box 145, Daw Pk 5041; Ph: 08 8271 8522 Stirling PS: Mtg 4th Fri 7.45pm, Old Railway Station (now Community Services Bldng.); Ph: 08 8370 2680 Strathalbyn PS: Mtg 2nd Mon; Reg Sissons Day Car Centre, 41 High St, Strathalbyn; C/- Post Office, Strathalbyn 5255; Ph: 08 8536 2770 Ukrainian Collectibles Club: Mtg Wed as per syllabus; PO Box 466, Woodville 5011; Ph: 08 8345 4033 Yorke Peninsula Collectors Club: Senior Citizens Club. Taylor St, Kardina. Mtg 3rd Wed ex. Jan; PO Box 178, Bute 5560; Ph: 08 8821 2906 Club Information: Victorian Philatelic Council, GPO Box 9800, Melbourne, Vic, 3001 Latrobe Valley PS: Mtg Last Wed ex Dec 7.30pm, St Lukes Uniting Church Hall, Princes Way, Morwell; Chris Zarb, Sec. ph. 03 5174 3394 Maryborough Stamp Club:Mtg mthly ex Jan 2nd Tues of month 8pm, St Augustine’s Hall, Maryborough. PO Box 295, Maryborough, 3465; Ph: 03 5464 2400. maryboroughsc@eudoramail.com. maryboroughsc.web1000.com Mildura PS: Mtg Last Thurs (ex Dec)Carnegie Building 74 Deakin Ave Ph: 03 5023 8789 Mooroolbark PS: Mtg 1st Tues; Ph: 03 9723 3304 Noble Park SC: Mtg 4th Mon (Ex. Dec 2nd Mon), Senior Citizens Rooms, 352 Cheltenham Rd, Keysborough, 3173; 03 97117085 Oakleigh PS: Mtg 2nd Wed 7.30pm (ex Jan) Oakleigh Public Library, Drummond St, Oakleigh Ocean Grove SC: Mtg 4th Wed. 10am. Ocean Grove Senior Citizens Clubrooms Melways: 234 A. Ph. 03 5255 1372 Peninsula SC: Mtg 3rd Wed, 7.30pm Uniting Church Hall, Murray Anderson Rd, Rosebud. Ph: 03 5974 1950 Polish PS: Mtg 3rd Tues (2nd in Dec) Prahran PS: Mtg 1st Wed (ex Jan) Ringwood PS: Gen Mtg 1st Thurs; Daytime 3rd Mon Ph: 03 9551 2235 Royal PS of Victoria:Mtg 3rd & 5th Thurs; Daytime 1st Tues Sale SC: Mtg 1st Mon (ex Jan) Shepparton PS: Mtg 2nd Tues, Mechanics Institute, Shepparton. Ph. 0419 560 813 Sherbrooke PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs ex Jan Upwey Fire Brigade Hall, 8pm; Bob Cook Ph: 03 9758 3465 Upper Yarra SC: Mtg 3rd Tues Warragul PS: Mtg 2nd Fri Warrnambool PS: Mtg 3rd Wed 7.45pm St Joseph’s Primary School, Botanic Road;Ph: 03 5561 1470 Waverley PS: Mtg 2nd Thurs 8pm, Mt Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Cres, Mt Waverley; Daytime mtg the following Friday, 9.30am, Uniting Church Hall, 482 High St, Mt Waverley. Ph. 03 9898 4102 Obtain Tasmanian clubs information from: Tasmanian Stamp Council, GPO Box 9800, Hobart, TAS, 7001. Ph: 03 6278 7084 Kingston Junior Group: Mtg 2nd Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Launceston PS: Mtg 1st Thurs (ex. Jan) & 3rd Sat (ex. Dec); Ph: 6344 3676 Mersey-Leven PS: Contact: 03 6425 3603 Rosny Junior Group: Mtg Last Sat; Ph: 03 6278 2224 Tasmanian PS: Mtg Last Monday (ex. Dec); www.tps.org.au, Legacy House, 159 Macquarie St Hobart


stamp & coin fairs & events new south wales April 2 - (1st Sat) 9am to 4pm Orange Stamp Fair, Quinn’s Arcade, Summer St, Orange. Ph: Norm 02 63623754. April 2 - (1st Sat) Northside Stamp Fair. 1st Floor, Car park

victoria April 3 - (1st Sun) Stamp, Coin & Phone Card Fair, Ukrainian Hall, Russell St, Essendon.

Building, Manly-Warringah Leagues Club, cnr Federal

April 17 - (3rd Sun) Stamp, Card - Phone Card Fair, Bentleigh-

Parade/Pittwater Rd, Brookvale, NSW.

McKinnon Youth Centre, Higgins Rd, Bentleigh. Dealers plus

April 2 - (1st Sat) Katoomba Stamp & Coin Fair, 9am - 4pm, Masonic Hall, Cnr Station & Civic Sts, Katoomba. Ph. 0417

huge range activities. Ph: John Thomas 0418 322 315.

802 754

April 24 - (last Sun) Stamp, Coin & Phonecard Fair, Jaycees

April 2 - (1st Sat) Sutherland Shire Stamp & Coin Collectors Fair, Gymea Anglican Church Hall, 131 Gymea Bay Rd,

Hall, Silver Grove, Nunawading. 9am-3.30pm.

April 3 - (1st Sun) Bankstown Stamp & Coin Fair, Bankstown

queensland

Masonic Hall, Cnr Greenfields & Restwell Sts, Bankstown.

April 11 - (2nd Mon) - Gold Coast PS Sale, Rm 1, Southport

Gymea.

9am - 3pm. 7 Dealers. April 9/10 - Orange Coin & Stamp Club Expo 2011, St

Comm. Centre, Lawson St, Southport. 11.30am - 2.30pm

Joseph's Church, Kenna Hall, Hill St, Orange. Dealers, Valu-

April 17 - QStamp Fair, Southside, Mt Gravatt Showgrounds,

ations, Displays. Children free. Enq: 6361 4872

Memorial Hall, Logan Rd. Free Entry 8.30am - 2pm

April 17 - (3rd Sun) Stamp & Coin Fair, 10am - 3pm, Pioneers Hall, Cowper St, Wallsend. 8 Dealers. 4971 3483 April 24 - (4th Sun) Epping Stamp & Coin Fair, Community Hall, 9 Oxford St, Epping. 10am - 4pm. Free Entry, 6 Dealers, Buy/Sell. April 30 - Richmond Stamp & Coin Fair, St Monica's Church Hall, Cnr Windsor & Bourke Streets, Richmond, Free Admission, parking, dealers, raffles, auction. Enq: Ann 02 4576 5031

April 17 - Morningside Stamp & Coin Fair, School of Arts, Wynnum Rd, Morningside. 10am - 3pm. May 2 - MayDay at MacGregor 9am - 4pm MacGregor State School, Music Hall, McCullough St. Prizes, Dealers, Sale by Tender, Club Books, Free Admission. Enq: 3273 4448

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